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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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Health & Safety

Proper safety equipment essential for safe kids

Posted  March 29, 2012

Garrison Safety is always on the lookout for children being safe while participating in various activities throughout Fort Irwin. Whether it’s bicycle riding, skateboarding, riding scooters, skating, or playing on the playgrounds, safe play should be a priority, employees of Garrison Safety say. “Kids Caught…

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Health & Safety

Tuberculosis still poses risks today

Posted  March 29, 2012

World Tuberculosis Day took place March 24. An estimated two million people die every year around the world due to a known and treatable disease. The disease in question is not one whispered in fear and cannot be immunized globally to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The disease is…

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Health & Safety

Army works to improve women’s health

Posted  March 24, 2012

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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Events

DENTAC ribbon cutting

Posted  March 24, 2012

Members of Fort Irwin’s leadership cut a ribbon at the official re-opening of the renovated Shuttleworth Dental Clinic March 14.

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Health & Safety

Kids Caught Being Safe: Cruz, Devin, James and Jasmine

Posted  March 24, 2012

Cruz Bautista and Devin Fonseca were “Caught Being Safe” on their way to school on their bikes. Both boys showed great safety skills by wearing approved helmets properly with the chin strap securely fastened. In addition, the boys dismounted from their bikes and walked across all pedestrian zones.

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Salutes & Awards

Middle School Teen Center’s Youth of the Year

Posted  March 24, 2012

Every year the Middle School Teen Center selects one Youth of the Year that has stood out to be actively involved in the community, Child, Youth & School Service’s programs, and extracurricular activities. MST is a Boys and Girls Club affiliate and takes part in this with the Boys and Girls Club annually.

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DoD

Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  March 24, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Army

Army to invest $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

Posted  March 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a media roundtable March 15, Katherine…

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Local

Fort Irwin NOW

Posted  March 24, 2012

Community members listen to information presented by representatives from the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic and Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s kennels during Fort Irwin N.O.W. at Sandy Basin Community Center March 19. The Fort Irwin N.O.W. program provided information about community services and opportunities to newcomers.

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Army

Army to enforce standards, retain quality Soldiers during drawdown

Posted  March 24, 2012

FORT BLISS, Texas (March 14, 2012) — During the next five years, the Army plans to reduce the active-duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 by taking a look at who should stay and who should go. Soldiers who wish to remain in the Army will need to be committed and flexible. One in 10 Soldiers…

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