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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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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5K Fun Run/Walk a huge success!

Posted  November 1, 2013

On Oct. 12 more than 300 members of the Fort Irwin community joined together to support those who are currently battling cancer, honor those who have survived the battle, and remember those who have fallen.

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Submitted by Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Posted  November 1, 2013

On Aug. 8, Master Sgt. Daniel E.K. Curnan, with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, was found guilty of rape and adultery, in violation of Articles 120 and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An enlisted panel sentenced Curnan to be confined for six years, to be reduced…

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NTC supports Homeland Security special agent training

Posted  November 1, 2013

From Sept. 15-21, about 40 HSI Special Response Team members from Los Angeles and Arizona conducted day and night training at two NTC villages to fulfill their required 40-hour annual training.

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Chapel Activities

Posted  November 1, 2013

Worship Services Catholic Mass Center Chapel Sunday, 9 a.m. Contemporary Protestant Center Chapel Sunday, 11 a.m. Multi-cultural Gospel Center Chapel Sunday, 1 p.m. Traditional/Liturgical Protestant Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, 10 a.m. Latter Day Saints Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, noon Catholic Daily Mass and Confessions Center Chapel Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Islamic Prayer Jumah/Congregational Prayer Center Chapel Friday, 1…

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In with the Old

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 2013 Mojave River Trail Days event provided young and old with sights and sounds from the days of the Old West.

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November 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  November 1, 2013

Middle School Activities Nov. 1 All Saints Day/Dia Los Muertos Nov. 4 Veterans Day Centerpieces Nov. 5 Fine Arts Club: Monochromatic Drawing Nov. 6 Smart Girls Club: BGCA Election Day Nov. 7 Cooking Club: Cake Pops for Vets! Nov. 8 Veterans Day Dinner (4 -6 p.m.at MST building 1315) Nov. 11 CLOSED for Veterans Day…

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Local Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Nov. 2 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Newberry Springs Community Center Gate….

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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted  November 1, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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‘Heroes to Careers’ summit a great informational resource

Posted  November 1, 2013

Even if you’re not getting out of the Army soon, the Heroes to Careers summit was a great conference to have attended. Even if you are not currently serving, the summit was full of information that can be shared. The resource meeting was held Oct. 15, here, and was attended by 14 different organizations, who…

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Keeping the flu bug away

Posted  November 1, 2013

Captain Liza Bortz, of Weed Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine department, administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin was one of the first Soldiers to be vaccinated at Fort Irwin as part of the Army’s seasonal influenza vaccination program. He vowed, “The National Training Center and Fort…

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