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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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Do It Yourself and Save

Posted  September 6, 2012

Brake maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups are all important, but the cost can add up fast. One way to save a little cash is to do it yourself, and a great place to work on the car is the Fort Irwin Auto Craft Shop.

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Mississippi National Guard Special Forces boat teams rescue residents post-Hurricane Isaac

Posted  September 6, 2012

Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard responded to Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the Mississippi gulf coast beginning Aug. 29, by patrolling the flooded areas of Hancock County in their zodiac inflatable boats.

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Enlisted man sheds more than 100 pounds, graduates basic training

Posted  September 6, 2012

David West II holds up an a pair jeans he used to wear before shedding more than 100 pounds to enlist in the Army. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2012) — Pvt. David L. West II, of Plato, Mo., graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 31st Engineer…

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171st MCC in charge of safe, efficient movement of personnel, equipment to NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

A Soldier with 171st Movement Control Company, 1916th Support Battalion of the 916th Support Brigade, directs the off-loading of a vehicle at Marine Corps Logistic Base in Yermo, Calif., Aug. 24. The movement of vehicles and equipment for NTC Rotational Training Units is coordinated by the 171st MCC. In the hot, dusty rail-yard at the…

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Labor Day 2012 Safety Tips

Posted  August 30, 2012

On Monday, millions of American workers will celebrate Labor Day. Wrapping up summer fun, and beginning school, this will be the last summer holiday. Labor Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1894, and is always observed the first Monday in September. Labor Day is also known as the second deadliest holiday…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  August 30, 2012

Suicides in our ranks continue to be a critical challenge for our Army Family; and the numbers are simply staggering! In the first 155 days of the year, 154 of our fellow service members took their own lives. In July alone, 26 active-duty Soldiers took their own lives; 50 percent more than the number of…

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The Commandos roll into NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is one day away from “rolling-out” for the beginning of its 14-day training at the National Training Center’s 1,000 square-mile “box.” The Commando brigade from Fort Drum, NY, will complete Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) tomorrow. The next phase of their rotation at the…

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How Soldiers can cap interest rates at six percent

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are you on active duty? Are you currently paying a mortgage or consumer debt, like a car loan, a credit card bill, or a private education loan? Did you personally or jointly with your spouse acquire that debt before you came on active duty? If your answer to these three questions is “yes,” then the…

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Adopt-a-pet, Auguust 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

Dobbie is a friendly, 8-month-old Labrador mix. Shelley is an adorable, 2-year-old female Calico cat. Chanel is a timid, Terrier mix; she will do best in a home with no children. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin Veterinary Clinic between 2-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Adoption fees are $60…

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Blackhorse bridges gap between Rotational Training Unit, Host Nation Security Forces

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are the local police your best friends, or worst enemies? When you get into a firefight, will the keepers of a city’s laws have your back?

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