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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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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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Army launches apps marketplace prototype

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) “” The newly launched Army Software Marketplace prototype now delivers 12 mobile training appliÃ¥cations for Soldiers to use on personal phones or tablets. The publicly-facing apps were developed by Army training schools in the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps, or…

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

Posted  April 5, 2012

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2012) — Once in a while an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd…

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Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2012) — About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as “master resilience trainers,” or MRTs, and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school. The MRT course is a “teaching…

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Army Profession completes year of study, releases first report

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (April 2, 2012)– The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, known as CAPE, at West Point, N.Y., released the Army Profession campaign’s first report, today, which provides findings and…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 5, 2012

Soldiers with the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of a truck during a BOSS trip to the DUB car show in San Diego March 25.

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Leadership experience is available in garrison too

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2012) — With the withdrawal from Iraq and similar actions in Afghanistan on the horizon, Soldiers looking to be leaders need to know opportunities are available in garrison, senior leaders said…

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BOSS softball world series

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of the 58th Engineers softball team pose with their trophy after taking second place in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers softball tournament March 30-31 at Fort Irwin. Members of the SoCal Ballers softball team pose with their trophy after winning the Better Opportunities for Single…

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Carnival brings ‘Big Top’ fun to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 5, 2012

While the Month of the Military Child doesn’t officially start until April, you would never have known it wasn’t already in full swing at last week’s “Under the Big Top” Carnival at the Happy Hearts Child Development Center on Fort Irwin. The event…

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