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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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Green thumbs up

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton (right, top) and Capt. Jose Gutierrez (right, bottom), a nurse corps officer with MEDDAC, here, and president of the Garden club, lead the ribbon cutting of the Fort Irwin Community Garden, May 1. It’s official. The National Training Center and Fort…

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Young patriot gets to be a Soldier for a day at Fort Irwin

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens, Vulture Team, Operations Group National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin conducts an honorary swearing in for Adam Wolfe, May 28. Adam Wolfe had wanted to be in the Army since he was a small child and his aspiration was realized when he…

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HELPING HANDS

Posted  June 7, 2013

Wes Campbell, maintenance director with Pinnacle Family Housing, and Fort Irwin Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez demonstrate how to install roof shingles at the Mayor’s Meeting, May 2. Bulletin boards in several of the Fort Irwin housing areas are in need of maintenance. Perez and Campbell showed the housing area mayors how to repair…

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The view least seen

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Marlon Munoz, Operations Group Soldiers from the Sidewinders Team in Operation Group, reach the peak of Tiefort Mountain where they were met unexpectedly by an OH-58 AC Kiowa helicopter at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, May 8. Tiefort Mountain reaches more than 5,600 feet in elevation, making it…

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Public notice of the 2012 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHILL. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHILL, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2012 Water Quality Report for Fort Irwin. CH2MHill routinely monitors (on behalf of Fort Irwin) for constituents in…

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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam era Veterans

Posted  May 3, 2013

Installation holds fourth annual ceremony for approximately 250 Veterans NTC and Fort Irwin The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Vietnam Veterans during a ceremony at this active duty Army installation in the Mojave Desert, April 10. Courtesy Photo Larry Morris (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1966-68), Tom Burns (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1969-72), Bob…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted  May 3, 2013

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Healthy equal opportunity environment key in unit readiness

Posted  May 3, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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Members of “The Movement”

Posted  May 3, 2013

FORT IRWIN CHILDREN PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO STOP BULLYING: Members of the Middle School Teen Center gathered at the Post Theater to watch the film “Bully,” here, March 27. The movie was presented for free as part of a community effort to stop bullying. The campaign, called “The Movement,” was formalized by Fort Irwin…

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