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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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Health & Safety

Weed Army Community Hospital Infection Prevention Program update

Posted  April 5, 2013

Post traumatic stress disorders do not automatically cause problems with alcohol use; there are many people with PTSD who do not have problems with alcohol. However, PTSD and alcohol together can be serious trouble for the trauma survivor and his or her family. Symptoms of PTSD often are worsened by alcohol use. •Although alcohol can…

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Stay on top of RSV

Posted  April 5, 2013

It’s RSV time again – the time of year that many infants and young children become ill from this particular type of virus. Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, or RSV for short, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. For most healthy older children and adults, it results in cold-like symptoms…

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The dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted  April 5, 2013

Prescription drug abuse has become the number one drug problem among young Americans. Nearly seven million Americans are abusing prescription drugs—more than the number who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy, and inhalants, combined. Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured United States troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began,…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin children are “Proud, Ready & Resilient”

Posted  April 5, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services honor our children during the Month of the Military Child In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each…

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Sports

Fort Irwin youth wrestlers hit the mats at Barstow tournament

Posted  April 5, 2013

Arsam Jafaryzad (right), with the Fort Irwin Youth Wrestling Club, faces off against a wrestler from the Riffian Wrestling Club during a tournament in Barstow, March 16. The Fort Irwin Youth Wrestling Club recently traveled to Barstow to compete in the 2013 Riffian High Desert Tournament. The event, March 16, took place at Barstow High…

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Silver Valley Unified School District: IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014

Posted  April 5, 2013

Age Requirement for Kindergarten, 2013-2014 School Year changing Senate Bill (SB) 1381 amended California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010) to change the required birthday for admission to Kindergarten and First Grade and established a Transitional Kindergarten Program, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, and continuing. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a…

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Events

‘Tell Me a Story’ returns April 24

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Fort Irwin Parent to Parent Team is preparing for their spring “Tell Me A Story” event to take place April 24. The event will take place in the cafeteria of Tiefort View Intermediate School from 4 – 5 p.m., April 24. Tell Me a Story is an initiative created to empower military children using…

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Army

Change of duty stations and your student

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring is here and that means that the summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is almost here. A PCS move can be challenging and we want to ensure you are ready. Do you know what you need to make the transition as smooth as possible for your student? The last day of school is May…

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Local

Sharpen those number 2 pencils

Posted  April 5, 2013

Silver Valley High School will be administering the California State Test April 22 through April 26. Make-up testing will be held April 29 and 30. In order to ensure your children do their best I would like to offer some suggestions. Make sure they get a good night of sleep during the week of testing….

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Students excelling in science

Posted  April 5, 2013

Maj. Gregory Turner, a member of the Fort Irwin Martin H. Cesana Chapter of the Army Engineer Association, speaks with Tiefort View Intermediate School 4th grader Liberty Smith about her science experiment, March 14. Her experiment focusing on the effect of water color on evaporation rates was one of 197 completed by the school’s 4th…

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