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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor (left) receives a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command, during a change of command ceremony here, July 15. The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

11th ACR Staff Sgt. Don Nottingham from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry sets up the Very Small Aperture Terminal here, March 17. During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen, Alex’s dad. Alex received a $2,000 educational scholarship as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. The Fort…


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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  February 1, 2013

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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A chance to practice, improve skills

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Warrior Training Alliance conducted a mock, multiple casualty exercise to test its First Responder and emergency response programs, Dec. 7.

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Start a chain reaction

Posted  February 1, 2013

Rachel’s Challenge program here Feb. 12 Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact. Rachel’s Challenge is…

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Understanding Federal Income Taxes

Posted  February 1, 2013

Ben Franklin once said that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, it is tax season again and the Fort Irwin Tax Center (building 288 Barstow Road) is here to help you with your filing needs. The most common ways to file taxes are: (a) as a…

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A less taxing experience: Fort Irwin Tax Center

Posted  February 1, 2013

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton cuts a ribbon, while Capt. Nathan Mealy and Dan Lindsey look on, during the opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, Jan. 22. On Jan. 22 the Fort Irwin Tax Center officially opened for business in building 288 on…

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How bright is your child’s bite?

Posted  February 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Dental patient, Shane McVey, receives instruction on how to brush from Fort Irwin Pediatric Dentist, Capt. Kristy Hayes. Hayes is available to see children ages 8 years and younger who live on post at Fort Irwin. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to…

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Fort Irwin Princesses crowned by Prince Charming

Posted  February 1, 2013

The highly anticipated, annual Princess Party hosted by Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation’s Arts & Crafts center on Jan. 19 was a sold-out event with 34 princesses crowned by Prince Charming. The party commenced with a princess parade led by Cinderella, then each princess was announced as they climbed up the golden stairs to…

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Need to unwind? Get in the zone – the Warrior Zone!

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is proud to announce the grand opening of the Warrior Zone and Habañero restaurant on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, a tour of the facility and a cake cutting. After the official ceremonies, the celebration…

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“No Excuse”

Posted  February 1, 2013

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is a crime. Army Regulation 600-20 Army Command Policy defines Sexual Assault as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Consent should not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the…

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These bath salts will not soften anything in your life

Posted  February 1, 2013

YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO: Two of these images are from a video PSA the United States Navy made to warn the military community about the dangers of using bath salts. In the video, a Sailor snorts a thick, white line of the drug, vomits and then suffers demonic hallucinations. After attacking his girlfriend on a…

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