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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

Air Force

Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…


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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted  July 2, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The Fort Carson Soldiers – of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division – conducted the EDRE to prepare for…

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Jay Leno thanks Fort Irwin Soldiers, families

Posted  July 2, 2015

Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with his “tank car,” June 1. Soldiers, leadership and families of this installation had an opportunity to meet and take photos with Leno and his custom vehicle, which is powered by an engine from a 1952 M-47 Patton tank. Leno is…

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News

240th Army birthday

Posted  July 2, 2015

(Left to right) Pfc. Jan Crelencia, Pfc. Jose Perez and Spc. Robert Castro stand next to an ice sculpture at the 240th Army birthday celebration in dining facility 1 here, June 15. The Soldiers serve in the DFAC as culinary specialists. Enjoying a special meal during an Army birthday celebration (clockwise, from left): Spc. Alexis…

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Veterans

Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Posted  July 2, 2015

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12. The tribute to the Army’s 240th birthday (June 14) also included a cake cutting by the oldest and youngest Veteran at the ceremony. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria spoke at the celebration,…

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Events

San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted  July 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the Army’s 240th birthday with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, June 14. The on-field activities encompassed a cake-cutting ceremony with Col. Jon Braga, Col. Todd Kimura and Pvt. Kareem McLeod. Kimura, commander of Dental Clinic Command here, represented the oldest…

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