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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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Health & Safety

Respite Care benefit available for EFMP Families

Posted  May 3, 2013

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers Respite Care as a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Respite Care may be provided in the EFMP Respite Care user’s home or other settings, such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. Respite Care is not an entitlement or a…

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Life of the party, death on the streets

Posted  May 3, 2013

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The following is some information to consider before you begin enjoying beverages at home or at an event: • Prior to drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver when…

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Happily coexisting with wildlife in the desert

Posted  May 3, 2013

Wildlife activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is increasing as winter has transitioned into spring.

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Fort Irwin Garrison Facility Holiday Hours for Memorial Day, May 27

Posted  May 3, 2013

Exchange Exchange Main Store building 918: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starbucks building 323: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Starbucks Town Center: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 24 Hour Express building 34: Normal operating hours Einstein Bagel building 21: 7 a.m.-noon Blackhorse Shoppette: Closed Taco Bell building 21: 10:30 a.m-7 p.m. MCS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Manchu Wok building 21: 11 a.m.-6…

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Fort Irwin eighth grader to compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted  May 3, 2013

Because she is a voracious reader, perhaps it’s no surprise that Zerin Wetzel, 13 years old, is a regional spelling bee champ and scheduled to compete at the national level, May 27.

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Battle ready

Posted  May 3, 2013

  Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Class 09-13 graduates: Staff Sgt. Fabrizio A. Bustos, Staff Sgt. Elias Bonilla, Master Sgt. Bobby Estrada, Staff Sgt. Jerard Brown, Sgt. Jose Gutierrez, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Flagg, Sgt. 1st Class Troy Barnes (assistant instructor), Staff Sgt. Madeorgracia Elisan, Sgt. 1st Class Donald Ploger, Command Sgt. Maj. Noel Foster (graduation…

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Fill out those surveys

Posted  May 3, 2013

Have a great provider? Wait times too long? We want to know! Patients are the most important part of our job at Weed Army Community Hospital and we need your feedback to improve and make changes. Did you know that by responding to your APLSS survey, you help fund new staff and programs? Army Provider…

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Operation Homefront supporting Wounded Warriors

Posted  May 3, 2013

Photo by Sarah Rangel Sgt. Jonas Allen (with wife Sharonda and children A’Myriah and Na’Zyriah), Spc. Randall Douglas and Cpl. Joshua Sanders hold laptops donated by FedEx and provided through Operation Homefront. The Soldiers are with Warrior Transition Unit-Company A under MEDDAC, here. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to Families of servicemembers…

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Vietnam Veterans rock!

Posted  April 5, 2013

Photo by Pamela Portland, PAO director above: Actor and musician Gary Sinise plays the guitar during a concert, here, March 9. Sinise played with his group, the Lt. Dan Band, which travels to installations around the world in support of America’s military personnel, Families and Veterans. His organization, the Gary Sinise Foundation, builds homes for…

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Breaking the gossip cycle in the workplace

Posted  April 5, 2013

Let’s say you’re not a gossiper. You simply listen to your coworkers, so as not be rude. But here’s the thing that most people don’t realize – as a listener, you are a co-narrator to the gossip. In other words, the act of active listening actually supports and promotes gossiping. The more you listen, the…

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