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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…

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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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Birth Announcements for March 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

ARLINE CRYSTAL, girl, 5 lbs., 13 oz., 17 inches, born to Dixie and Bryce Galvin, Feb. 10, at 12:40 p.m.   DANIEL KENNETH, boy, 9 lbs., 11 oz., 21 inches, born to David and Kory Lillie, Mar. 5, at 3:17 p.m.   ASTON HUNTER JOHN, boy, 8 lbs., 0 oz., 19 ¾  inches, born to Devin and…

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Batter Up!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Tyler Stoeger of Fort Irwin prepares to throw the ball during a Little League game against the East Barstow White Sox at Lillian Park in Barstow April 4.   The umpire keeps a close watch as Fort Irwin catcher Mason Gardner brings down the throw to home to tag out the base runner from the…

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Events

Friday night in the desert, anything but dry

Posted  April 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in the desert can attest to the dry nature of life.  The occasional spot of rain can be viewed, in the desert context, as a celebratory event—the rare wetting down that brings out the bloom of the desert rose.  And while it may not have been raining the evening of…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 26, 2012

A Soldier with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program poses next to a motorcycle during the Cars and Cures car show in Apple Valley, Calif., April 21.   Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program dine at Shockwave while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight April 21.

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VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted  April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted  April 26, 2012

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Machine Gun

Posted  April 26, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., April 23 — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Noe Ramos, 21, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to possessing a machine gun. “Criminals who unlawfully possess and traffic in stolen machine guns will always garner ATF’s full attention,” said Special Agent in Charge Scot L. Thomasson. “Due to ATF’s diligence and…

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Events

Family Advocacy Program ice cream social

Posted  April 26, 2012

Jeremy Zyla, 4, eats a blue ice cream cone during the Family Advocacy Program’s ice cream social at Jackrabbit Park April 18. The event was part of FAP’s activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff members from FAP were on hand to provide information about child abuse and child abuse…

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Landmark Inn welcomes new general manager

Posted  April 26, 2012

There’s a new face in charge of Fort Irwin’s hotel. Joyce Wilston took over as general manager of the Landmark Inn April 3. A resident of the High Desert for 13 years, Wilston is a California native and brings many years of hotel management experience to her new role. Before coming...

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