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New era of NTC leadership begins

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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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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The mystery of debt collection revealed

Posted  April 5, 2013

Have you ever had debt collectors calling you at all hours of the day and night, threatening to have you arrested if you did not repay the debt immediately? If so, they were in violation of federal law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors (those who regularly collect debts owed to others)…

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“Protecting Children: It’s Everyone’s Job”

Posted  April 5, 2013

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Every 10 seconds a case of child abuse is reported in the United States. That adds up to 3 million cases of child abuse each year. Is child abuse an issue in Fort Irwin? Yes. In 2012, Fort Irwin had 38 cases of substantiated child abuse. Army-wide, there were…

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Motorcycle preparation: mental and metal

Posted  April 5, 2013

Preparing for a motorcycle ride requires more than checking the bike — it also demands mental preparation.

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Local Events

Posted  April 5, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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April 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  April 5, 2013

Middle School Activities April 1 Start of Spring Break Camp /Art Day April 2 Picture Scavenger Hunt April 3 Hiking Mt. Blackie and Canvas Art April 4 Water Balloon Day April 5 Jewelry Making April 8 Borax Crystals April 9, 10 and 11-Month of the Military Child 3v3 MST Basketball Tournament April 9 Charcoal Rubbings…

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Group Exercise Schedule

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Group Exercise Facility is behind Memorial Fitness Center on 2nd Street. Go through the main entrance of Memorial Fitness Center and out the back door. Staff will be available to direct you. Call 380-7715/7720 for more information.

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We’re going to need a bigger boat

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anyone can go sharking fishing. That’s what Patti Giordano of Helgren’s Sport Fishing in Oceanside, Calif., said. Ladies, kids and the dudes with Popeye arms too. And Outdoor Recreation, here, agrees. They want you to sign up for the upcoming Shark Fishing Trip scheduled for April 27. Helgren’s would be the company taking you out…

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Army Human Resources commander visits Fort Irwin

Posted  April 5, 2013

The commanding general for Army Human Resources Command visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin and briefed an audience of non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers, March 20. Major Gen. Richard Mustion provided updates on changes to evaluation reports and discussed ways of retaining the quality of our personnel. During his briefing, the…

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Commissary shoppers: surviving a potential furlough

Posted  April 5, 2013

Courtesy Photo If a furlough occurs and the Commissary closes one day out of the week, a good plan would be to schedule shopping requirements. If a federal employee furlough is implemented, the Fort Irwin Commissary may have to close once a week. Currently, the store is open seven days a week and the leadership…

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Retired general promotes memorial for military women

Posted  April 5, 2013

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught spoke at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Women’s History Month celebration, March 6. Vaught detailed the contributions of women in the military and expounded on the importance of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Vaught is the president of the…

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