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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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Employer meet-and-greet

Posted  June 14, 2012

Elizabeth Hines speaks with an AAFES representative during Fort Irwin’s Employer Meet-and-Greet at Sandy Basin Community Center June 7. The event featured representatives from companies and agencies around the area and was open to veterans, transitioning military, retirees, the Fort Irwin community, and family members.

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Stryker brigade mechanic gets first taste of ‘real’ Army at NTC

Posted  June 14, 2012

Standing over the engine compartment of a Stryker fighting vehicle in the warm afternoon winds of the Mojave Desert, Pvt. Joshua Lopez is a long way from home. The intense heat, the whipping gusts throwing sand...

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Signal Soldiers get linked at NTC in for first deployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lucky to be comfortably doing their job inside air-conditioned trailers, signal Soldiers last week set up communication equipment to support training held in the hot, dry Mojave Desert. Pfc. Zachary Hunsberger...

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Workin’ at the car wash!

Posted  June 14, 2012

Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program wash cars during BOSS’ car wash fundraiser on Inner Loop Road June 7.

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Fort Irwin reaches out to High Desert small businesses

Posted  June 14, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in connecting with surrounding High Desert communities this week. The installation hosted a local small business outreach event June 12...

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Fort Irwin breaks ground on replacement hospital

Posted  June 7, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin broke ground for a new hospital to replace the aging Weed Army Community Hospital May 30. “This ground breaking ceremony sets into motion the process that will...

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Employer meet-and-greet There will be an employer meet-and-greet today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center.  This event is open to transitioning military members, veterans, family members, and the Fort Irwin community.  Come meet representatives from local employers with current openings and get guidance on their hiring processes.  For more information,…

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NTC and Fort Irwin welcome new CSM

Posted  June 7, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, hands off the non-commissioned officers’ sword to incoming National Training Center and Fort Irwin command sergeant major...

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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted  June 7, 2012

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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