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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted  April 19, 2012

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Posted  April 19, 2012

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and…

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TVIS kids run to meet goals

Posted  April 19, 2012

Tiefort View Intermediate School held the TVIS Fun Run 2012 at the school’s campus April 11. Organized by Jennifer Kimbrough, treasurer of the TVIS Parent Teacher Organization, and supported by Soldiers from Operations Group, the event was planned to serve several purposes: to promote physical fitness, to raise funds for PTO programs, and to…

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BOSS at Miss Barstow Pageant

Posted  April 19, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson, Sgt. Quentin Davis, and Spc. Barnett pose with a winner of the Miss Barstow Pageant April 14 at the Ramada Inn in Barstow, Calif.  The Soldiers came to the pageant with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program to help pageant staff with setting up. (Courtesy photo)

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Underwater Easter egg hunt

Posted  April 19, 2012

  Fort Irwin kids and parents wait for the start of the annual underwater Easter egg hunt at Oasis Pool April 6. (Courtesy photos)  

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Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Posted  April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving…

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BOSS seeks Soldiers for Extreme Velocity Challenge

Posted  April 19, 2012

Do you have what it takes to become an “extreme” champion? The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at Fort Irwin will launch its first Extreme Velocity Challenge next week starting Monday. The challenge consists of participation in three consecutive BOSS-sponsored trips to locations around…

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Supplement use highest among overweight service members

Posted  April 19, 2012

VILSECK, Germany (April 10, 2012) — Dietary and performance enhancing supplements have an artificial image according to an expert who works at the Army Wellness Center here. “Fewer than 30 percent of service members discuss dietary supplements use with their health care providers,” said Kim…

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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted  April 19, 2012

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony

Posted  April 12, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School Students reach out to high-five a veteran during the Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony motorcycle parade at Fort Irwin April 5. Veterans cheer during Fort Irwin’s Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony April 5. A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaches…

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