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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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Make it a safe Halloween for the kids

Posted  October 25, 2012

Follow some basic guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween: Trick or Treaters Carry a flashlight. Walk, don’t run. Stay on Sidewalks. Obey traffic signals. Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. Shoes should fit…

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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted  October 25, 2012

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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Moving in the right direction

Posted  October 18, 2012

Community members walk for Domestic Violence Awareness The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community participated in a walk in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Multipurpose Field, here, Tuesday. The event was hosted by Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, here, as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues at…

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Salutes & Awards

Disciplined, trained and ready to lead

Posted  October 18, 2012

The 16 non-commissioned officers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin who completed a Battle Staff NCO Course, Friday. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a graduation ceremony to honor 16 non-commissioned officers, who completed the Battle Staff NCO Course Friday. Command Sgt. Major William Elliott, command sergeant major for 2916th Aviation…

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Not a dime a dozen

Posted  October 18, 2012

11ACR’s FIRST SOLDIER OF THE QUARTER, FISCAL YEAR 2013: Spc. Jerome Middleton The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently conducted selection boards for Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Two servicemembers came out on top from a field of qualified candidates. 11ACR’s FIRST NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE…

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Got to love that small-town feel

Posted  October 18, 2012

Photo by Gustavo Bahena Devin Willis, 13, student at Fort Irwin Middle School, receives a handshake from Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton, after the signing of the Anti-Bullying Proclamation. The signing took place during the Town Hall meeting at Sandy Basin Community Center, Oct. 10. The leadership of the National…

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Breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women

Posted  October 18, 2012

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and affect healthy cells in the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form at an abnormal, accelerated rate. Some other forms of cancer involve old or damaged cells that do not die as…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted  October 18, 2012

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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Guns On

Posted  October 18, 2012

A convoy of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles drives off to provide security for a resupply mission conducted by 2nd Transportation Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The unit provided logistical support to Training Rotation 12-10 while being part of training scenarios. The 2nd Transportation Company is known for doing the heavy lifting at…

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And you thought Fort Irwin was in the middle of nowhere…

Posted  October 18, 2012

Combat Outpost 33, in a mountainous area of the National Training Center, was visited by Col. Dennis Sullivan, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during his unit’s training, here, Sept. 30. Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Font, senior enlisted advisor for 2 BCT, checked up on Soldiers, who had set up…

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