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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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News Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Army birthday celebration Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!  Today marks 237 years since the establishment of the Continental Army.  Come celebrate at one of the events taking place today.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Facility #1 and #2 will host a special Army Birthday lunch menu featuring kabobs, burgers, sides, and red,…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  June 14, 2012

For 237 years this great Army of ours, made up of incredible individuals like yourselves, and your Families, has faithfully defended our shores and our way of living.  In this edition of “Lead 6 Sends,” I humbly ask that you join this great High Desert family of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in…

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Local children honored

Posted  June 14, 2012

Three art murals and two young artists were praised during a ceremony at which Fort Irwin Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton recognized the creative achievements in front of family members, Soldiers, and leadership, May 21.

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Adopt-a-pet June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Jacques and Ray are 1-2 year old male cats who are very friendly and love to play. They both must be adopted by tomorrow. Chum is a 4-month old male pit bull who must be adopted off-post due to housing regulations.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shea McCullough

Posted  June 7, 2012

Where do you volunteer? Army Community Services (ACS) in Building 109. What do you do as a volunteer? Assist with the Mobilization and Deployment and Employment Readiness Programs. What do you get out of volunteering? A smoother transition into the civilian workforce as well as applicable…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 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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Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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Local minor league team offers family fun

Posted  May 31, 2012

The boys of summer are back. Residents of Fort Irwin don’t have to drive all the way to LA to see professional baseball; there is a team just a little south of the installation. The High Desert Mavericks...

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