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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor (left) receives a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command, during a change of command ceremony here, July 15. The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

11th ACR Staff Sgt. Don Nottingham from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry sets up the Very Small Aperture Terminal here, March 17. During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen, Alex’s dad. Alex received a $2,000 educational scholarship as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. The Fort…


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11ACR Horse Detachment holds Fall Festival

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, held a Fall Festival as a way to not only interact with the community, but also to raise money for 11th ACR troop-level Family Readiness Groups, here, Oct. 26.

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  November 8, 2012

Enaida Lizde Q: Where do you volunteer? A: At Family Advocacy Program under Army Community Service. Q: What do you do as a volunteer? A: I assist the Family Advocacy Program Manager in prevention and education of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse at Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison. Q: What do you get out of…

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Visiting a local, national treasure: Death Valley

Posted  November 8, 2012

fe With the weather turning cooler, now is a great time to visit Death Valley National Park. During the summer months, temperatures approaching 115 degrees are common during the hottest time of the year. In November temperatures in the mid 70’s are the norm. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center just underwent a complete renovation. The…

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This Veterans Day celebrate the strength, courage, dedication of those who served

Posted  November 8, 2012

For the last century, we have honored the service and sacrifice of our Veterans on November 11. When the cannons of World War One were silenced, we thought we had fought the “war to end all wars,” but as history proved, we still need our Soldiers. This year celebrate the strength, courage and dedication of…

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Partnership burning strong after 21 years

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association will host the 21st Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, starting November 14. This year, 240 youth from 30 fire department jurisdictions in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside are scheduled to attend. Cities represented include Phelan, Ontario, Redlands, Temecula and Victorville. The Fire…

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Making use of technology for our children’s safety

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely. “National Center for Missing & Exploited Children urges parents or guardians to…

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Running to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted  November 8, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community came out running to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk/Ride, Oct. 20. The community showed off their spirit and support by wearing different shades of pink while navigating the challenging 5K trail. Command Sgt….

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poetry contest

Posted  November 15, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin EO and EEO Offices are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest in the Fort Irwin community. High school students, Military, Family members, and Department of the Army civilians are all invited to participate. The winner will have the opportunity to read his or her winning…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Combined Federal Campaign will run through Dec. 15 and I believe that the CFC is for everyone. Why do I say that? There are so many organizations within the United States that are non-profit and need our help because of a lack of funding. This year we have 1,900 non-profit companies that have been…

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Fort Irwin Angel Tree Program 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For several years , the Angel Tree Program has provided Christmas assistance to Fort Irwin Families during the Holidays. Through the Angel Tree Program, generous donors have made a child’s holiday more special. Once a child has been registered as an “Angel,” the donor who selects the Angel from the tree makes a promise that…

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