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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…

Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

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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WACH Soldiers Celebrate the AMEDD Regimental Birthday

Posted  August 2, 2012

Soldiers and Command from Weed Army Community Hospital celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army Medical Department.

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Fort Irwin Resource Expo 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

Community members attend the Fort Irwin Resource Expo at Sandy Basin Community Center July 30. The annual event provides information to the community about resources available in and around Fort Irwin.

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Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

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Vacation Bible School entertains, educates Fort Irwin kids

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin kids got a chance to learn and have fun last week during Vacation Bible School, an annual event run through the installation’s...

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Health & Safety

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Safety team newsletter for August 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be safe and follow the rules of the road. Here are some tips for safe travels around schools as the school year gears up:

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Lewis Elementary transforms kindergarten and increases instructional minutes

Posted  August 2, 2012

Congressman Jerry Lewis Elementary School will be implementing California’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1381 and sanctioned by the Board of Trustees. Children with birthdays between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 2, 2007 are being enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. While SB 1381 provides a phase-in…

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SVUSD implement positive behavior intervention support

Posted  August 2, 2012

Silver Valley Unified School District will begin a three- to five-year implementation process of a research based behavior support system. Lewis Elementary School, Tiefort View Intermediate School, and Fort Irwin Middle School teams have received training. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing…

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Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Posted  July 26, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy…

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BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Posted  July 26, 2012

Pvt. Jose Gonzales displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for “Knock Out” at BOSS Zone July 19.

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