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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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Ready for duty at tactical operations centers

Posted  June 6, 2014

Sixteen non-commissioned officers assigned to this installation graduated from an intense, fast-paced course at a ceremony here, April 30.

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We’re surrounded by good people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Volunteers have made such an impact at Fort Irwin, that their time and energy was quantified as a $600,920.76 value during a 12-month period ending in April.

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NTC display draws thousands at Welcome Center

Posted  June 6, 2014

Visitors to Barstow’s Tanger Outlets Mall have the opportunity to view a recent addition to its welcome center.

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Bidding farewell to Wounded Warrior unit

Posted  June 6, 2014

United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

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Sleep critical to good health

Posted  June 6, 2014

Adequate sleep plays a critical role in maintaining one’s health. Yet, 42 percent of military personnel are getting less than five hours of sleep per night according to researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. This particular study revealed various sleep disorders among active duty military members including sleep apnea, insomnia, and behaviorally…

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TRICARE online saves time

Posted  June 6, 2014

TRICARE Online (TOL) is designated for TRICARE Prime patients currently enrolled at a military treatment facility, and is designed to make scheduling and/or cancelling appointments within the military health system easier and more convenient. TOL is a secure Department of Defense Web portal, with patient-focused access to: Round the clock appointment scheduling (Never be put…

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Congratulations graduates!

Posted  June 6, 2014

Associate of Dean of Park University’s School of Business Dr. Penelope DeJong places a graduation hood on Master Sgt. Andrea Johnson, chief paralegal with Staff Judge Advocate here, during a graduation ceremony, May 22. Johnson received her master’s degree in business administration.   The Fort Irwin Education Center hosted its 17th Annual Consolidated Graduation ceremony,…

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‘The Rock’ of refuge

Posted  June 6, 2014

  Fort Irwin’s Chapel Youth Program opened the doors to “The Rock” after a ribbon cutting ceremony here, May 14. National Training Center and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and United States Army Garrison commander Col. Jon Braga cut through a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the youth center. The post Chapel…

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Water taste test tally

Posted  June 6, 2014

More than 220 people participated in a water taste survey on Fort Irwin, March 30. The taste test involved six water samples, including four from other High Desert city water systems and the Sparklets brand. Sparklets came out on top, with Fort Irwin in third; however, the installation’s water was second among city water systems….

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Public notice of the 2013 Fort Irwin water quality report

Posted  June 6, 2014

  Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the 2013 Water Quality Report for the installation. CH2MHill routinely monitors for constituents in the drinking water according to…

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