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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…


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Fort Irwin Soldiers enjoy their ride in Big Bear parade

Posted  July 5, 2013

Blue skies and temperature in the 70’s meant T-shirts and shorts for everyone who celebrated the San Bernardino mountain lake community’s 60th edition of its Old Miners Day Parade.

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Get on the bus

Posted  August 2, 2013

Commuter bus program changes to benefit riders Customers of NTC Commuter buses will soon benefit from changes to the transportation program. According to the Victor Valley Transit Authority, riders will travel in refurbished buses, utilize a new system for obtaining their bus passes, and get around Fort Irwin on VVTA buses – which will take…

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Fort Irwin copes with 24-hour power outage

Posted  August 2, 2013

Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees coped with a full day of High Desert summer heat when electrical power to Fort Irwin shut down shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

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Fort Irwin School Bus Routes

Posted  August 2, 2013

Silver Valley High School Route 06 SVHS PU 6:10 a.m. Apennines Park (across from Tiefort at yellow fire hydrant) PU 6:15 a.m. Barstow Road and Commander’s Loop Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS Route 08 SVHS PU 6:10 A.M. North Loop BST 22 (Garlic Springs/Spanish Canyon) Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS SVHS (Wednesdays) Drop 1 p.m. Apennines Park…

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Tips for a safe school year

Posted  August 2, 2013

Traveling to and from school Walking to school • Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic; carefully consider whether or not your child is ready…

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Can you believe it? It’s time to go back to school

Posted  August 2, 2013

August 8 is the first day of school for children on Fort Irwin for the 2013-14 school year. Opening their doors that day will be Lewis Elementary, Tiefort Intermediate, Fort Irwin Middle School and Silver Valley High. Parents, if you just arrived or haven’t finished the enrollment process for your children, you can go to…

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The boom (and the beat) goes on

Posted  August 2, 2013

Fort Irwin celebrated our country’s independence with music, games, food and fireworks at the annual “Red, White and Boom” event at Army Field on this High Desert military installation, July 4.

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Fort Irwin breaks ground for new water treatment plant

Posted  August 2, 2013

A June 28 ground-breaking ceremony marked the beginning of a construction project that will replace Fort Irwin’s two-system water distribution pipelines with a single water system to supply potable water

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Off-duty attire policy reflects pride in appearance, culture conducive to professional development

Posted  August 2, 2013

Editor’s note: Blue flyers (see previous page) depicting the policy for off-duty attire have been placed in facilities throughout this military installation. Anyone violating the policy will be denied service at that facility. The following text provides additional information about the flyers. 1. What prompted this policy? Not one single act prompted this policy; it…

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Legal Assistance Office can help with paperwork notarization

Posted  August 2, 2013

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? Some may be unsure about the notarial services offered by their local Legal Assistance Office. This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It…

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