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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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Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted  April 26, 2012

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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Events

Pirate Party!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Richard Ballard paints his shark box with great care at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. McKinley Viers works hard on a shark box during the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. Gabriel Alameddin checks out Richard Ballard’s...

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Salutes & Awards

Kids Caught Being Safe: Darien, Ana & Colton

Posted  April 26, 2012

14 year old Darien Elix was “Caught” being safe while skateboarding! Garrison Safety also took advantage of the opportunity to find kids caught being safe. Darien was wearing an approved helmet and was thrilled to get “caught!” Great Job Darien! Garrison Safety applauds your safe actions! Colton…

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Happy Hearts Child Development Center Earth Day celebration

Posted  April 26, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andray McCuien, Operations Group Bronco Team, plants a tree in front of Happy Hearts Child Development Center with his son Caden, 1, during the center’s Earth Day celebration April 23.

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Fort Irwin N.O.W.

Posted  April 26, 2012

Fort Irwin community members listen as Kathleen Hutchinson, chief of marketing for the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, talks about DFMWR activities and programs during Fort Irwin N.O.W. April 23 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Fort Irwin N.O.W., which stands for newcomers’ orientation welcome, provides people new to the…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted  April 19, 2012

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Posted  April 19, 2012

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and…

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Events

TVIS kids run to meet goals

Posted  April 19, 2012

Tiefort View Intermediate School held the TVIS Fun Run 2012 at the school’s campus April 11. Organized by Jennifer Kimbrough, treasurer of the TVIS Parent Teacher Organization, and supported by Soldiers from Operations Group, the event was planned to serve several purposes: to promote physical fitness, to raise funds for PTO programs, and to…

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Disaster preparedness can save lives

Posted  April 12, 2012

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Preparedness lessens the impact on families, workplaces, and communities. On Thursday, April 19, 2012 Weed Army Community Hospital and the Mary E. Walker Clinic will be conducting a disaster exercise based on an Active Shooter scenario.  The event will take place from 1300 to 1700 hours. There…

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted  April 12, 2012

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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