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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Tax center provides free services

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…


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Online misconduct, texting while driving inconsistent with Army values

Posted  October 13, 2015

Most of us are connected to others wirelessly, either through social media, or by way of a simple text message. Eight years since the debut of the iPhone and approximately 25 years since the proliferation of the Internet, there are some things we should be aware of regarding our behavior and safety when using a…

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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted  October 13, 2015

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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Former NFL player’s personal loss helps others

Posted  October 13, 2015

Speaking about personal success and the best of times – most can do that. Describing the account about the suicide of a son – not a common occurrence. When hearing of both from the same person, the juxtaposition can be stirring. Eric Hipple shared just those experiences with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin…

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Run for the Fallen “Night Glow Run” draws 300 participants

Posted  October 13, 2015

More than 300 runners participated in a special Run for the Fallen 3.1 mile “Night Glow Run” held across Fort Irwin, Aug. 28. The run honored servicemembers, who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families. In remembrance of the fallen, runners were encouraged to wear blue. Hundreds…

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Leadership, FMWR employees sign covenant of service

Posted  October 13, 2015

Installation leadership and approximately 50 employees of Fort Irwin’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate gathered to sign together an Employee and Customer Covenant, Sept. 16. The covenant, established five years ago by Installation Management Command, is an affirmation of commitment to Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians. Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander…

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