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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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September 2014 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  September 5, 2014

Middle School Activities Sept. 5 Mini Weathervanes Sept. 8 Dance Off Challenge Sept. 9 Monochromatic Drawing Sept. 10 Sports Club Sept. 11 Mario Karts Sept. 12 Youth Choice Sept. 15 Foosball Sept. 16 Fine Arts Club: Pastel Sept. 17 Sports Club Sept. 18 Cosmic Mobiles Sept. 19 Work of Art Day Sept. 22 Solar Power…

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NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted  September 5, 2014

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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Fort Irwin at America’s pastime

Posted  September 5, 2014

The San Diego Padres honored Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during a game, Aug. 3. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met Alan “Tiny” Wright, a Veteran of the of the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria threw out the first pitch…

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted  September 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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Looking for a job?

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary and Exchange have many employment opportunities available.

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Irwin FC takes trophy at 2014 Defender’s Cup

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin soccer team outplayed a team from Hawaii to secure a first place trophy in San Antonio, Sept. 1. Irwin Football Club defeated Armed Forces Hawaii FC, 1-0, during the final game of the Labor Day weekend soccer tournament Defender’s Cup. The only goal in the final came from the team coach and…

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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted  September 5, 2014

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit while you are away, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may…

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Aviation unit receives new commander

Posted  September 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Lieutenant Col. William Garber III (left) receives the 2916th Aviation Battalion colors from Col. Matthew Ruedi during a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Garber took command of the 2916th, which is a battalion in the 916th Support Brigade, commanded by Ruedi. The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change…

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