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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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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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Health & Safety

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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Health & Safety

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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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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Local

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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