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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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Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

Posted  August 30, 2012

Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.....

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Robots, bomb suits, help EOD perform mission at NTC

Posted  August 23, 2012

Bomb suits and robots have become popular fodder for movies, television, and video games for the last ten years, but the portrayal is not always accurate....

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted  August 23, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with each dependent on finding the best way forward in lean economic times....

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Human intelligence collectors play key role in NTC training

Posted  August 23, 2012

The role of human intelligence is growing ever more important as the enemy shift to lower tech means of communications. Human intelligence collectors, or 35 Ms at the Military Intelligence Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provide the training in tactical questioning for rotational training units at the National Training Center...

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Adopt-a-pet August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Willie Shelley Piglet Willie is a male dachshund who is very loving and good with kids. Shelley is a friendly 2-year-old female Calico cat. Piglet is an energetic grey and white tabby kitten. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Adoption fees…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Designated Off Limits Sam’s Smoke Shop, at 1620 West Main Street in Barstow, and the Phillips 76 gas station on East Main Street in Barstow have been designated off-limits to all Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The nature of business conducted in these locations has been found to be detrimental…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. TOMORROW There will be a money management class from 1-3 p.m. in the…

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted  August 23, 2012

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted  August 23, 2012

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted  August 23, 2012

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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