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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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News Briefs May 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week By The Partnership for Public Service Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Our theme for PSRW 2015 is…

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Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Posted  May 1, 2015

“He was that way before the accident, and now, to see that his spirit hasn’t changed one iota, despite his disability, is just amazing. It’s just medicine for the soul,” said Lynn Thompson, Fort Irwin Exchange general manager.

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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted  May 1, 2015

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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Keep moving forward

Posted  May 1, 2015

Sometimes it is hard to listen to the voice of reason, even one based on many years of experience. That is human nature.

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NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Posted  May 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12.   Fourteen United States Army Soldiers graduated from a Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course after a demanding 25 days of instruction here, March 31. During…

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11th ACR leads Army in GCSS-A

Posted  May 1, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is at the forefront of U.S. Army logistics by leading the service in the transition from the Standard Army Management Information System to the Global Combat Support System – Army, a new computer-based system designed to manage the Army’s supply chain.

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‘This is the year’

Posted  May 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12. “Hey if we’re going to do it, this is the year.” That was Capt. Jason King to his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King, an…

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Changing of the Stole marks transition in pastoral duties

Posted  May 1, 2015

  Pastoral duties for two religious services transitioned to three pastors during ceremonies at the main post chapel here, March 22 and 29. A Changing of the Stole ceremony March 22 was presided over by National Training Center and Fort Irwin Chaplain (Col.) Terry McBride. McBride oversaw Chaplain (Capt.) Wayne VandeKrol relinquish Multi-Cultural Gospel pastoral…

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Prepare for your summer move

Posted  May 1, 2015

Moving in the summer months is especially challenging for military members, their families, and for the Defense Department’s Defense Personal Property System (DPS).

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New era of NTC leadership begins

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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