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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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poetry contest

Posted  November 29, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin EO and EEO Offices are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest in the Fort Irwin community. High school students, Military, Family members, and Department of the Army civilians are all invited to participate. The winner will have the opportunity to read his or her winning…

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Visiting The Tonight Show

Posted  November 29, 2012

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin visited NBC studios in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, as audience guests of The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno. Soldiers were treated to a dinner before the show and the program taped that evening was shown on Thanksgiving Day.

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Maintaining not only efficiency, but proficiency

Posted  November 29, 2012

Troopers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted training for their upcoming Bradley Gunnery Skills Test, here, Nov. 13. The training included how to assemble, mount and fire the weapon systems on M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

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Community Calendar – November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 30 Middle School and Teen Center “Bubbling Concoctions” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Middle School and Teen Center “Duct Tape Creations.” Center is open 6 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Dec. 1 Middle School and Teen Center…

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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Winter Safety Campaign Web page has been updated with some really great safe practices on towing a trailer. Go to http://goo.gl/q63EM. Many Soldiers and Families tow their travel trailers and toys to their holiday destination of choice, but there’re safety checks that should be considered before heading out on the road. If your travel…

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Poly-pharmacy: A shared responsibility in medication safety

Posted  November 29, 2012

When a patient receives four or more medications that include one or more psychotropic medications and/or central nervous system depressants, within a 30-day period they meet the definition of poly-pharmacy......

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Warrior Care Month: Honor Veterans every day

Posted  November 29, 2012

It is an indescribable honor to serve one’s country — to be one of the few who are qualified, chosen, tested and deemed worthy to wear the uniform. It’s an honor, but it is one that comes at a price. Scrawled on a bunker outside Khe Sahn in Vietnam are the words, “To those who…

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According to the 2010 National Survey of Veterans:

Posted  November 29, 2012

Slightly more than 41 percent of Veterans indicated that their military experience applied “A lot” or “Some” to their most recent civilian job. A similar percent reported that they were “Very well” or “Well” prepared to enter the civilian job market when they separated from the military. Regarding application of military experience to civilian jobs,…

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If you’re leaving, we’d love to see you

Posted  November 29, 2012

Conducting the pre-separation process through the Army Career and Alumni Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is mandatory for Soldiers of all ranks, enlisted or commissioned, who will be leaving the military. And yes, many things in the military are mandatory, but the ACAP function is one thing Soldiers should look forward…

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Visiting with our Barstow Veterans

Posted  December 6, 2012

The American Red Cross Youth Group along with Soldiers and their Families went to Barstow Veterans’ Home, where we had a celebration of our Veterans and their service, Dec. 2.

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