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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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171st MCC senior NCO active with Civil Air Patrol

Posted  February 1, 2013

In addition to overseeing the safe arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Nicholson is actively involved with Civil Air Patrol Voyager Squadron 120 headquartered in Victorville, Calif. She is a member of the CAP and recently hosted a tour for Squadron adult members and youth cadets to the Southern California Logistics…

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Local unit ensures smooth arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers

Posted  February 1, 2013

The responsibility for the movement and accountability of an Army brigade rotating through the National Training Center falls on the shoulders of the 171st Movement Control Company. The 171st MCC serves under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade at the NTC. The company is partitioned into sections that oversee the movement of personnel and…

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Survey to determine how well leadership administers Civilian Human Resources program management responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Office of the Assistant G-1, Civilian Personnel – Proponency and Evaluations Division is conducting a survey of civilian employees and supervisors of the United States Army Garrison and Medical Command activities at Fort Irwin. The survey is being administered as an integral element of the Civilian Human Resources Program Management Evaluation scheduled at these…

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If you own weapons, be familiar with your rights and responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

Privately owned weapons are a hot topic right now. If you own weapons, it is more important now, than ever, to be familiar with your rights and responsibilities. As a general rule, current federal law prohibits the Department of Defense from issuing any requirement, or collecting or recording information, relating to privately owned weapons that…

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January 2013 birth announcements

Posted  March 1, 2013

Marika Noelle Dianne – girl Jan. 5 at 10:20 a.m. 10 lbs., 8 oz., 22 inches Spc. Brittany Wilson Unit/Company: 699th Maintenance Company Ricarlos Marcell Jr. – boy Jan. 5 at 12:44 p.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 19.7 inches Maj. Ricarlos and Audrey Caldwell Unit/Company: Operations Group Paisley Lorene – girl Jan. 7 at 8:28…

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You are a Soldier for Life

Posted  March 1, 2013

“Soldiers past and present are selflfless, disciplined, and innovative. They have lived, served, and led with moral and ethical courage. They are Soldiers for Life and their attributes will make them a welcome addition to any organization.”

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Messages that resonate

Posted  March 1, 2013

The campaign to eliminate the bullying problem among youth at Fort Irwin has resulted in recent visits by individuals with messages that are very relevant.

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Anytime, anywhere, anyone: brain injuries do not discriminate

Posted  March 1, 2013

Brain Injury Awareness Month helps bring awareness, keeps topic in forefront Did you know that 1.7 million individuals in the United States will suffer a traumatic brain injury each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This number includes approximately 262,065 U.S. military servicemembers. Not all cases of TBI are combat related,…

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Rabbit, Don’t be Late

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Drama Club at Fort Irwin Middle School is preparing for their biggest production. Approximately 40 students in the club will be participating in three renditions of the musical “Alice in Wonderland JR,” March 27 and 28.

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Don’t stay in the dark on your finances, your future

Posted  March 1, 2013

Financial readiness resources readily available The Army has many resources to assist Soldiers and their Families with the hardships they face every day. Many of these resources are available through Army Community Service and can be very beneficial when properly utilized. These resources include: financial readiness training classes, debt liquidation assistance, Army Emergency Relief, Financial…

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