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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Davis

Posted  May 3, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I am a volunteer for AWANAs on Wednesday nights at the chapel for the Cubbies class, with PWOC, a ladies’ Bible study group at the chapel, the Sidewinder Team Family Readiness Group and at Lewis Elementary School.   What do you get out of volunteering? I enjoy being involved in things…

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Events

Community Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

TODAY Shockwave will host a Tres de Mayo party starting at 8 p.m.  For more information, call 380-8646.   TOMORROW Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to attend this free weekly event where children can listen to stories, sing songs, and make…

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Horse Detachment simulates smuggling illegal weapons

Posted  May 3, 2012

Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high. By donning disguises and using pack mules to...

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Commissary supports Month of the Military Child

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Children from Fort Irwin’s Strong Beginnings program listen as a commissary representative talks about fruits and vegetables during a field trip April 25. The children visited the commissary to learn about nutrition as part of events for Month of the Military Child.

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Month of the Military Child

Posted  May 3, 2012

Elizabeth Adler jumps to the finish line of a sack race during Fort Irwin’s 26th annual Month of the Military Child celebration April 28. Photo by Alice Adler Daniel Humble shows off his face paint during Fort Irwin’s 26th annual Month of the Military Child celebration April 28.

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Sports

Little Majors

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Jace Henry slides into second base on a single by Sam Digati in the Fort Irwin Little League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres at Lillian Field in Barstow April 24.   First baseman Rodney Lenton reaches for a wide throw during the Fort IrwinLittle League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres…

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Health & Safety

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted  May 3, 2012

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of…

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Events

Volunteer recognition ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2012

Hayley Violand poses for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Morse and Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison command sergeant major and commander, after receiving the first place award for volunteering with schools during Fort Irwin’s volunteer recognition ceremony April 25 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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11th ACR conducts Basic Sniper Observer Course

Posted  April 26, 2012

“Ready… ready… fire” is shouted out over a desert firing range as Sgt. Gil Landtiser, a Soldier with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires a shot. Landtiser then confirms his shot and...

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News Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics The Fort Irwin Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics will take place Saturday at Jackrabbit Park and Coyote Activity Center.  The Olympics will start with a torch run at 10:30 a.m. and the fair will begin at 11 a.m.  Activities will include speed skating, bean…

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