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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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Salutes & Awards

Two from B/229th AVN REGT named NCO, Soldier of the Year

Posted  June 5, 2015

After a competition amongst four Soldiers and four non-commissioned officers, two were selected as National Training Center and Fort Irwin NCO and Soldier of the Year, May 22.

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Avoiding, dealing with credit reporting problems

Posted  June 5, 2015

So you’ve done thorough research on the automobile you want to purchase. You’ve carefully reviewed the purchase contract (also had a Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Attorney review it) and now you’re ready to negotiate with the financing agent. The loan agent takes your application, steps away for a while only to return and say you’ll…

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Events

Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Event moderator Sgt. Monik Phan, dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress, introduces keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, who spoke about his experiences as a teenager after the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and his escape as a teenager three years later. Phan serves with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment and…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted  June 5, 2015

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III.

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Local

Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

Posted  June 5, 2015

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30.

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Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Posted  June 5, 2015

Photo by PEO Soldier The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning July 1. WASHINGTON (June 1) – The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores…

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Veterans

Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted  May 1, 2015

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.”

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted  May 1, 2015

At the ceremony, a lighting of seven candles remembered the victims of the Holocaust. The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days…

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Health & Safety

Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted  May 1, 2015

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites.

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Events

Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted  May 1, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8.

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