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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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Events

Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

TODAY “Bowl Over the GC” today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks,…

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Salutes & Awards

Silver Valley students make gains in testing

Posted  July 19, 2012

As a result of the implementation of the Scholastic READ 180 intervention program for struggling readers, students gained, on average, 219 Lexile points, performing significantly better on the end-of-grade reading comprehension tests. The SVUSD Board of Trustees received an end of year report on the successful implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) at the June…

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

Posted  July 19, 2012

If you’ve visited the Fort Irwin Commissary lately, you may have noticed some areas look a little bit different. That’s because store director...

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Summer fun at the pool

Posted  July 19, 2012

Stacey Lojkar is all smiles swimming in Oasis Pool July 13 with her dad, Pfc. Mickey Lojkar, of 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

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Kids Caught being safe: Isaac Davidson

Posted  July 19, 2012

Three-year-old Isaac Davidson always wears his bicycle helmet says his mom, Amy Davidson. The family was “caught” by Garrison Safety Office staff playing safely near...

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Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

Posted  July 19, 2012

It might be the most extensive menu you will ever see. No, it doesn't belong to some four-star restaurant. In fact, its food will be eaten far from fancy tables, but "Operational Rations of the Department of...

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Park University Announces Spring 2012 Dean’s List Students

Posted  July 19, 2012

Parkville, Mo.—July 13, 2012 — Park University is pleased to announce those students named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Students from the Fort Irwin Campus Center are: Rodney Holt Allen Jr. Adrienne Kayle Beavor Angela Marie Dice Corrine L. Eaves-Lighthizer Elena Cristina Estrella Heather Anne Frandsen Katrina Lynn Howard Mark Imler Sonya Leiataua Moafanua…

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World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics!

Posted  July 19, 2012

Service members have participated in the Olympics since 1896 as athletes and as coaches in both the summer and winter games.

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Independence Day brings Fort Irwin community together

Posted  July 12, 2012

Although a sudden summer storm passed through the National Training Center and Fort Irwin the morning of July 4, Mother Nature did not rain on Fort Irwin’s party. The second annual Red, White and Boom! Bash...

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