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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…

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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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Pizza time!

Posted  July 19, 2012

Fort Irwin kids work together to make a pizza at the Middle School Teen Center July 13. Pictured from left are Elizabeth Miller,Frankie Galeastrejo, Kendall Clark-Davis, and DJ Williams.

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News Briefs – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School will take place at Fort Irwin’s Center Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon next week starting Monday. For more information, call 380-6310 or email fortirwinvbs@hotmail.com. To register, visit www.irwin.army.mil and click on the link to Vacation Bible School in the slideshow.   British soccer camp British soccer camp will…

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Lead 6 Sends – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

It is fantastic to have you all back from Opportunity Leave. Well done on enjoying your time off in a responsible way. As you are getting back into the swing of things, you will notice a lot of new faces at work and in your community. Please bring them on board with dignity and respect….

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Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted  July 19, 2012

Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, hands off the NCO sword of responsibility to incoming Garrison command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez during an assumption of responsibility ceremony...

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SVUSD expands independent study program

Posted  July 19, 2012

For students and families who are looking for non-traditional schooling and flexible scheduling the Silver Valley Unified School District is expanding options and offerings in the 2012-2013 school year. The Alternative Education Center (AEC), home to four schools with nine programs, may be your answer. In particular, Silver Valley Academy and its independent study program…

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New dining experience heading to Fort Irwin

Posted  July 19, 2012

Work is underway to bring a new dining experience to Fort Irwin in the former location of Reggie’s.

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Adopt-a-pet – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Bumblebee, an orange kitten, and Optimus Prime, a black and white kitten, are best friends and would love to go home with you.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

TODAY “Bowl Over the GC” today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks,…

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Silver Valley students make gains in testing

Posted  July 19, 2012

As a result of the implementation of the Scholastic READ 180 intervention program for struggling readers, students gained, on average, 219 Lexile points, performing significantly better on the end-of-grade reading comprehension tests. The SVUSD Board of Trustees received an end of year report on the successful implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) at the June…

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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