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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor (left) receives a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command, during a change of command ceremony here, July 15. The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

11th ACR Staff Sgt. Don Nottingham from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry sets up the Very Small Aperture Terminal here, March 17. During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen, Alex’s dad. Alex received a $2,000 educational scholarship as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. The Fort…


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Community Calendar

Posted  August 2, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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Two guilty pleas, two sex offenders, several scars to heal

Posted  August 2, 2013

On June 19, Sgt. Enos Miller pled guilty to violating Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 120b for committing lewd acts upon a child. The military judge overseeing his plea sentenced him to seven months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. The following day, Spc. Kevin Rodriguez pled guilty to violating UCMJ Article 120b and…

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Ensuring comprehensive, coordinated, community support

Posted  August 2, 2013

Services available to families with special needs Soldiers stationed all over the world may have a family member with special needs, and the Army’s Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to support those family members with ongoing medical, mental health or educational needs. All Soldiers are required by the governing authority, Army Regulation 608-75, to…

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Medical Service Corps supporting the nation’s defense missions for 96 years

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy photo Pictured are commissioned officers serving with United States Army Medical Department Activity, here. They also are part of the Army’s Medical Service Corps, which celebrated its 96th birthday, June 30. The Medical Service Corps is comprised of a wide diversity of medical administrative, scientific, and provider specialties ranging from the management and support…

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New Garrison commander speaks about his core values, leadership philosophy

Posted  August 2, 2013

United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met with employees and Soldiers for his first commander’s call, here, July 29. Braga has already conducted meetings with individual directorates and their staff, but the commander’s call follows a tradition of meeting with a unit as a whole. He made it clear he was not there…

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness month

Posted  August 2, 2013

Throughout the month of August 2013, Fort Irwin and all United States Army installations, facilities and forces will focus their efforts to heighten awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect Army communities from acts of terrorism. By integrating Antiterrorism doctrinal principles with constant AT awareness the Army ensures the safety and security of its people…

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Fort Irwin Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  August 2, 2013

Photo by Les Ozawa Fort Irwin’s new garrison commander, Col. Jonathan P. Braga (left), receives the Fort Irwin colors from Mr. Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director of Installation Management Command’s Central Region, during a change of command ceremony, here, July 11. At center is former commander Col. Kurt J. Pinkerton, whose next assignment is with U.S….

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Is your family prepared for an emergency? The Ready Army program can help

Posted  September 6, 2013

Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and encouraging them to “Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.” Through outreach and education, Ready Army…

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Goodwill Southern California helping Fort Irwin Veterans find employment

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Goodwill Southern California Transitioning Veteran Employment Program is celebrating nearly one year of service at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin by hosting a military appreciation barbecue with food, beverages, prizes and honored speakers. The anniversary event is being co-hosted with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) at Kyle Coyote Spray Park…

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Parent to Parent to host reading workshop, book exchange

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin Parent to Parent team and the Post Library are offering parents a chance to exchange gently used books their kids have outgrown for “new” ones.

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