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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Committed to your children

Posted  September 13, 2012

Lewis Elementary remains on Program Improvement status, but we’re dedicated to focusing on each child As many of you are aware, recent state test results at Lewis Elementary resulted in the school being placed in Program Improvement status in the 2011-2012 school year. Based on the measurements of No Child Left Behind, schools that fail…

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Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 13, 2012

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited here, Sept. 11. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured the Exchange, met with Fort Irwin personnel and addressed Exchange-related issues here. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense with a retail mission to…

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Supporting community events, facilitating visits to NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 13, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Community Relations programs is actively involved with fostering and strengthening relationships with local communities outside the installation.

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Samuel and Dixon “Bowl Over the GC”

Posted  September 13, 2012

On August 30, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton shook the hands of the two Soldiers who “bowled him over” during summer opportunity leave.

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Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and suicide prevention

Posted  September 6, 2012

Making a case for distinguishing spirituality as core of CSF

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September 11 fundamentally made the nation, U.S. Army stronger

Posted  September 6, 2012

9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City — the attacks changed a generation of Americans, the Army, and the world. That day’s destruction and devastation did not condemn the United States to a future filled with fear. No, this loss, as profound as it was, did not break the soul of the…

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Timely contribution to Barstow social services agency

Posted  September 13, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community demonstrate loyalty and generosity to Barstow by donating food purchased at the Commissary....

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Fort Irwin’s new Volleyball Champions!

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School students are shown in file photos after having clinched the 2011 championship in girls volleyball in the High Desert Athletic League and during a pep rally at FIMS, March 16. The middle school is part of the Silver Valley Unified School District. The district’s mission is to maximize the use of…

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Security, safety of NTC and Fort Irwin community first priority of command

Posted  September 13, 2012

Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton addressed a community audience Sept. 7 about the response to the discovery of training simulators at Fort Irwin Middle School

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American Red Cross Youth Group assist Barstow Veterans with fund raiser

Posted  September 27, 2012

Jade Mooney and her mother, Amber. The American Red Cross Youth Group conducted a bake sale fund raiser in the Landmark Inn, here, Sept. 8. Funds raised went to a project called Adopt-A-Vet, which helps the California State Veterans Home in Barstow. The amount of money raised was $120. Congratulations to the Youth Group for…

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