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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Volunteer Spotlight – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

TODAY Come check out the Worldwide Outdoor Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Commissary. This event features a variety of fresh food items, giveaways, and activities. It will run through tomorrow.   TOMORROW Child, Youth, and School Services will throw a Back-to-School Bash from 3-5 p.m. at the School Age Services Center, Bldg….

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Fort Irwin supports Big Bear Valley Old Miners Days

Posted  August 2, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s horse detachment color guard marches down Big Bear Blvd. during the Big Bear Heritage Parade in Big Bear Lake, Calif., July 21.

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WACH Soldiers Celebrate the AMEDD Regimental Birthday

Posted  August 2, 2012

Soldiers and Command from Weed Army Community Hospital celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army Medical Department.

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Fort Irwin Resource Expo 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

Community members attend the Fort Irwin Resource Expo at Sandy Basin Community Center July 30. The annual event provides information to the community about resources available in and around Fort Irwin.

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Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

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Vacation Bible School entertains, educates Fort Irwin kids

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin kids got a chance to learn and have fun last week during Vacation Bible School, an annual event run through the installation’s...

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National Training Center and Fort Irwin Safety team newsletter for August 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be safe and follow the rules of the road. Here are some tips for safe travels around schools as the school year gears up:

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Lewis Elementary transforms kindergarten and increases instructional minutes

Posted  August 2, 2012

Congressman Jerry Lewis Elementary School will be implementing California’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1381 and sanctioned by the Board of Trustees. Children with birthdays between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 2, 2007 are being enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. While SB 1381 provides a phase-in…

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SVUSD implement positive behavior intervention support

Posted  August 2, 2012

Silver Valley Unified School District will begin a three- to five-year implementation process of a research based behavior support system. Lewis Elementary School, Tiefort View Intermediate School, and Fort Irwin Middle School teams have received training. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing…

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