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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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Health & Safety

Emergency call boxes installed along Fort Irwin Road

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT IRWIN, May 7 –San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Brad Mitzelfelt today was by joined the Garrison Commander of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to mark the installation of the first emergency call box on Fort Irwin Road. “Soldiers, their families and the civilian employees who work at Fort Irwin…

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Highlights from May 2 town hall meeting

Posted  May 10, 2012

A quarterly town hall meeting was held May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Following are highlights of issues addressed: Col. Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison commander, gave an overview of the status of issues addressed at February’s town hall meeting.  Twenty-five construction projects have been completed and 18 are currently under construction, including, the community…

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Sports

Fort Irwin roller derby gets ‘heavy’

Posted  May 10, 2012

There is a rebirth of sorts going on, and a part of it is happening right here at Fort Irwin. Roller derby was extremely popular in the 1930s and 40s, but almost completely disappeared in following years, in part due to decreased popularity of scripted matches and rehearsed drama.

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Student 2 Student helps ease transition for new SVHS students

Posted  May 3, 2012

New kids at Silver Valley High School might not feel so new from now on, thanks to a program that has been restarted this year. Student 2 Student is a national initiative sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition that aims to help ease students’ transition when starting a...

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Events

News Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Commissary case lot sale The Fort Irwin Commissary will hold a case lot sale tomorrow Friday, May 4 through Monday. Tomorrow, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday the hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, the hours will be from 9 a.m….

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11th ACR welcomes 20th CSM

Posted  April 26, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a change of responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton J. Reiss, 19th command sergeant major of the 11th ACR, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen...

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Veterans

Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

Posted  May 24, 2012

Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

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Salutes & Awards

Volunteer Spotlight: Aylissa Koch

Posted  June 21, 2012

1. Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Oasis Pool, Post Library and with the Red Cross Youth Group.   2. What do you do as a volunteer? I am a swim teacher aide at the pool, I help with the library’s story time (read stories and do crafts) with kids, and I participate in whatever…

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Regimental Support Squadron welcomes new commander

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio Aguto, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, hands off the colors of Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to Lt. Col. Scott McFarland during a change of command ceremony at Fritz Field June 7. McFarland took the reins of RSS from outgoing...

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Salutes & Awards

Blackhorse regiment honors distinguished troopers in honorary rolls

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio A. Aguto, Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, dubs 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear, Killer Troop, 2nd squadron, 11th ACR, into the Honorary Rolls of the 11th ACR at Fort Irwin May 24. Just past the double doors of the National...

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