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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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The mystery of debt collection revealed

Posted  April 5, 2013

Have you ever had debt collectors calling you at all hours of the day and night, threatening to have you arrested if you did not repay the debt immediately? If so, they were in violation of federal law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors (those who regularly collect debts owed to others)…

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Students excelling in science

Posted  April 5, 2013

Maj. Gregory Turner, a member of the Fort Irwin Martin H. Cesana Chapter of the Army Engineer Association, speaks with Tiefort View Intermediate School 4th grader Liberty Smith about her science experiment, March 14. Her experiment focusing on the effect of water color on evaporation rates was one of 197 completed by the school’s 4th…

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Sharpen those number 2 pencils

Posted  April 5, 2013

Silver Valley High School will be administering the California State Test April 22 through April 26. Make-up testing will be held April 29 and 30. In order to ensure your children do their best I would like to offer some suggestions. Make sure they get a good night of sleep during the week of testing….

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Change of duty stations and your student

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring is here and that means that the summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is almost here. A PCS move can be challenging and we want to ensure you are ready. Do you know what you need to make the transition as smooth as possible for your student? The last day of school is May…

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Events

‘Tell Me a Story’ returns April 24

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Fort Irwin Parent to Parent Team is preparing for their spring “Tell Me A Story” event to take place April 24. The event will take place in the cafeteria of Tiefort View Intermediate School from 4 – 5 p.m., April 24. Tell Me a Story is an initiative created to empower military children using…

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Silver Valley Unified School District: IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014

Posted  April 5, 2013

Age Requirement for Kindergarten, 2013-2014 School Year changing Senate Bill (SB) 1381 amended California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010) to change the required birthday for admission to Kindergarten and First Grade and established a Transitional Kindergarten Program, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, and continuing. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a…

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Sports

Wildcats snag another championship

Posted  April 5, 2013

Fort Irwin Middle School basketball teams top High Desert Athletic League Fort Irwin Middle School basketball teams for girls and boys have done it again. They both took first place in the High Desert Athletic League for the 2012-2013 season. The girl’s team has won the championship three years in a row and the boys…

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Fort Irwin youth wrestlers hit the mats at Barstow tournament

Posted  April 5, 2013

Arsam Jafaryzad (right), with the Fort Irwin Youth Wrestling Club, faces off against a wrestler from the Riffian Wrestling Club during a tournament in Barstow, March 16. The Fort Irwin Youth Wrestling Club recently traveled to Barstow to compete in the 2013 Riffian High Desert Tournament. The event, March 16, took place at Barstow High…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin children are “Proud, Ready & Resilient”

Posted  April 5, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services honor our children during the Month of the Military Child In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each…

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Health & Safety

The dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted  April 5, 2013

Prescription drug abuse has become the number one drug problem among young Americans. Nearly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs—more than the number who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy, and inhalants, combined. Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured United States troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began,…

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