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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Emma Saelens, 13,poses with the smiley face cap she earned by swimming a mile in Oasis Pool with the Fort Irwin Sandsharks swim team April 26. Saelens was the first to finish the mile in 40 minutes...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Davis

Posted  May 3, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I am a volunteer for AWANAs on Wednesday nights at the chapel for the Cubbies class, with PWOC, a ladies’ Bible study group at the chapel, the Sidewinder Team Family Readiness Group and at Lewis Elementary School.   What do you get out of volunteering? I enjoy being involved in things…

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Community Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

TODAY Shockwave will host a Tres de Mayo party starting at 8 p.m.  For more information, call 380-8646.   TOMORROW Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to attend this free weekly event where children can listen to stories, sing songs, and make…

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Horse Detachment simulates smuggling illegal weapons

Posted  May 3, 2012

Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high. By donning disguises and using pack mules to...

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Angelrose Gajo

Posted  May 10, 2012

Angelrose Gajo was the “Kid’s Caught Being Safe” grand prize winner! Angelrose’s name was pulled from the raffle drawing April 28 2012 during Fort Irwin’s Month of the Military Child celebration at Jackrabbit Park. Angelrose was not present the day of the drawing but came to pick up her new Wii game…

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Right arm night

Posted  May 10, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kristin Blumberg with an award during Right Arm Night May 2 at Shockwave. Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Capt. Matthew Crosby with…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  May 10, 2012

Have you ever wondered why the AER Program continues to survive over the years to assist our Soldiers?   Could it be the donations to the program from our active duty and retired Soldiers?  Or could it be the paying back of the hundreds of loans by our Soldiers?  To a degree both of these…

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11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army’s best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge...

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Relay race winners!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Members of the Desert Warriors team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking first place in the annual Association of the U.S. Army relay race from Fort Irwin to Barstow May 5. Members of the MCC 1916th team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking…

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Fort Irwin & NTC Safety Team May 2012 Newsletter

Posted  May 17, 2012

Army motorcycle statistics compared to Fort Irwin The loss of any Soldier for any reason is unfortunate and degrades our force protection.  Fort Irwin has not experienced a privately-owned motorcycle fatality since 2009.  Records indicate that we have had four motorcycle accidents so far in fiscal year 2012.  Of those four, one person was 27…

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