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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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Use that GI Bill money

Posted  July 5, 2013

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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Transitional Kindergarten: Our first year

Posted  July 5, 2013

Being experienced teachers, we were excited about the newest grade to education, Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK. We set out with specific skills in mind that we, teachers, see year after year as areas of struggle in Kindergarten. These include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, maturity, independency, handwriting, problem-conflict resolution and many others….

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted  July 5, 2013

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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Tarantula Team conducts airborne operation in conjunction with family day

Posted  July 5, 2013

Soldiers from the Tarantula Team with Operations Group conducted airborne operations from a V-22 Osprey alongside the Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 165 (VMM 165), in conjunction with a team family day event, here, June 5-6.

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June 2013 birth announcements

Posted  July 5, 2013

Liam Shamus – boy June 1 at 11:43 a.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 21 inches Spc. Cory and Kayla Murphy Unit: Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Aria Mae – girl June 5 at 5:20 p.m. 7 lbs., 20.1 inches Anthony and Alexandria Malear Unit: 11th ACR Brodie Raimund – boy June…

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Health & Safety

Combating parental kidnapping

Posted  July 5, 2013

Parental kidnapping occurs when one parent wrongfully takes or keeps a child from another parent. Every state has a parental kidnapping law, most of which are similar. California’s law states that any person that “takes, entices away, keeps, withholds, or conceals a child” from someone with a lawful right to custody or visitation shall be…

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Salutes & Awards

We go where you go

Posted  July 5, 2013

Courtesy photo Chief Warrant Officer 5 Sharon T. Swartworth JAG Corps Soldiers have served in front lines since 1775 There are many components that make up the foundation of today’s Army. There is everything from infantry to special operations, support, and logistics – each one adding to the mission. There is one section however, that…

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ALL STAR

Posted  July 5, 2013

McKinley Viers took second place in Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit & Run Team Competition” at Anaheim Angels Stadium, June 1. McKinley, who turned 8 just before the competition, was one of three girls in the 7 and 8-year-old girls division. To get to Anaheim stadium, McKinley qualified by winning in her local competition sponsored…

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Two named ‘NCO and Soldier of the Year’ after competition

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Gustavo Bahena Sergeant Stella Hardcastle (left) has won the distinction of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Matthew Holiday earned the honors of Soldier of the Year for the fiscal year 2013 at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin after a competition, May 6-7. After a two-day contest in May amongst…

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‘Go For Broke!’ Veteran embodies spirit of Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Gustavo Bahena, Mas Takahashi and his son, Scott Takahashi, receive mementos and plaques of appreciation from the command team of 2916th Aviation Battalion – Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. William Elliot (right). “Go For Broke!” That was the motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which fought in the…

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