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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…

G.A. Volb Commentary

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…

Kyle-Coyote-Splash-Park Commentary

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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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Shrinking construction budget supports key projects

Posted  March 8, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 2, 2012) — The Army’s $3.6 billion request for construction, family housing and base realignment in fiscal year 2013 is about a third less than what it received for fiscal year 2012, but the Army’s top officer told lawmakers it supports the service’s “most critical needs.”

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  March 8, 2012

Updated March 6, 2012 Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill.  As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic…

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Health & Safety

Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted  March 24, 2012

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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AER campaign update

Posted  March 24, 2012

Beginning January, AER added four new categories of assistance: family member dental care, basic furniture requirements, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles. These additions were made to meet the changing needs of today’s Soldiers and families. Based on feedback from AER officers worldwide, nine new categories have been added in the last two years.   Also,…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 22, 2012

Posted  March 24, 2012

This Week TODAY The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information,…

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Update on Single Soldier Housing Office progress

Posted  March 29, 2012

It’s been four months since the Single Soldier Housing Office opened its doors at Fort Irwin. Previously, barracks were managed by a variety of means that made it less effective and cost efficient to maintain a quality of living that our single Soldiers deserve. To ensure we maintain quality housing…

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

Posted  March 29, 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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Salutes & Awards

Post retirement ceremony

Posted  March 29, 2012

Staff Sgt. Columbus Davis receives an award from Col. Sherrie Bosley, commander of the 916th Support Brigade, during a retirement ceremony March 27 at Reggie’s as Command Sgt. Maj. James Higgins watches. Davis enlisted in 1990 and deployed 10 times, including Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He most recently served as senior food specialist…

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Reaching for the top!

Posted  March 29, 2012

Adam Holland, 12, looks for a hand hold while rock climbing at Coyote Activity Center March 23 as part of the Middle School Teen Center’s spring break extreme sports camp.

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