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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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CYSS celebrates the Month of the Military Family

Posted  November 21, 2012

The web site Military.com states that each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November the Military Family Month.....

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11ACR Troopers getting vehicles back in the fight

Posted  November 21, 2012

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Unit Maintenance Control Point at the National Training Center, Nov. 6.

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Nov. 22 and 23 Thanksgiving Holiday facilities’ hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

Nov. 22 Both dining facilities open. All Exchange facilities closed except: * 24-hour Shoppette, building 34, open FMWR facilities closed except: * Memorial Fitness Center, building 322, open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. * Sgt. Fuzz Buddies, building 978, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. * Strike Zone, building 905, open 6 p.m. – 10…

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Community Calendar – November 21st, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 21 HIRED! Program “Money Matters” Workshop. 2 – 3 p.m. Building 1300 on Meuse Argonne Street. The Hired! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with paid, professionally-managed, career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation operations. Meagan Silva, 380-3732. Nov. 22 Thanksgiving…

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The Fort Irwin desert and it’s magnificent wildlife

Posted  November 21, 2012

The number of different species of plants and animals in the Mojave Desert is much greater than many of the iconic scenic areas in California, including old growth redwood forests, coastal bluffs, and picturesque meadows in the Sierra Nevada.

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Anti-drug catchphrase still relevant

Posted  November 21, 2012

The phrase ‘Just Say No to Drugs’ may seem like an old cliché from the 1980’s, but if you are a Soldier or Family Member at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, you should pay attention and take that advice to heart. Abusing illegal drugs at the NTC and Fort Irwin can have serious…

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2012 Thanksgiving Message

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what family means and the quality of time…

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‘Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters Today’

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association hosted the 21st Fire Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The Academy started Nov. 14 and concluded with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 18. This year, 160 explorers representing 27 departments from San Bernardino and Riverside counties participated in rigorous training on structural firefighting, flammable…

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1916th Support Battalion conducts in-ranks inspection

Posted  November 21, 2012

The 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted an in-ranks inspection and recognized several Soldiers during the morning of Oct. 31, here. The 1916th includes the 699th Maintenance Company, 2nd Transportation Co., and 171st Movement Control Company. Battalion Soldiers support the training mission of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, while also conducting missions…

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted  November 29, 2012

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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