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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

Air Force

Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…


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Events

Christmas in January

Posted  February 1, 2019

DES, Car Club play Santa during extra holiday event on post and give away more than 2,000 gifts and 30 bike raffles FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Hundreds of children were treated to a second round of treats and gifts during the 8th annual Christmas in January event, hosted by the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES)….

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Health & Safety

Flu season spikes in February

Posted  February 1, 2019

More than 42 Californians have died from the flu between September 2018 and January 2019: Health Officials FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Medical professionals say the flu season typically reaches its peak during this month of February, so some people have asked their doctors if the flu shot vaccine can wear off or if you can…

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Local

Get Moving in the New Year

Posted  February 1, 2019

Runners kick-off 2019 with ‘New You Fitness Resolution’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Nearly 50 participants started off the new year with a dedication to health and fitness. They ran in the “New You Fitness Resolution” event, hosted by the MWR’s Sports Fitness and Aquatics and Child and Youth Services. The event took place at Jack…

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Army

Fort Irwin has big presence at 2019 Rose Bowl

Posted  February 1, 2019

About 900 Fort Irwin soldiers and their families got the opportunity to attend the 2019 Rose Bowl football game at no charge. The tickets were donated from the Tournament of Roses through the USO and some families even chose to enjoy the popular Rose Bowl parade. Top leadership at Fort Irwin also had the opportunity…

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News

A different kind of mission:

Posted  February 1, 2019

Fort Irwin Soldiers Volunteer on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, helping clothe and feed less fortunate FORT IRWIN — When Sgt. Shaquille Gardner was a child, he would visit Los Angeles, but his grandfather would avoid taking him near certain parts of the city. Years later the Birmingham, Alabama, native now lives in Fort Irwin and visited…

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