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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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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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Message to the IMCOM Workforce….

Posted  September 6, 2012

Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter By Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Installation Management Command: The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we…

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Tired of that deployment souvenir?

Posted  September 6, 2012

.....or got an excess of .30-06 and just didn’t get around to deer hunting this year?

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SHARP Update

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability…

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News Briefs – September 6, 2012

Posted  September 6, 2012

Community Calendar The following events are displayed in the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Check out the calendar online to view many more events for the month of September. TODAY Fort Irwin Shopping Tour 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Transportation to Walmart, The Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets Army Community Service, 380-3598/4781 TOMORROW Unit flag football…

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The place to get your thrills

Posted  September 6, 2012

Need to get air? How about a few thousand feet off the ground? Or, do you have the need to feel the spray of river water from a Class 4 rapid?

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Day at the museum

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Whistle Stop Café in Nipton, Calif. Duncan Briggs is no relic. The young, industrious volunteer enjoys helping out at the NTC and 11ACR museum What you do as a volunteer? Whatever they need me to do. What do you get out of volunteering? The satisfaction of helping others. How did you get started as…

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Off the beaten path

Posted  September 6, 2012

As a motorcyclist, taking the long way home, bypassing the interstate highways in favor of the road less traveled is something that I’ve always done and enjoyed, for the most part. It’s not the destination, but the journey—right?

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A chance to showcase your talent: Our National Anthem

Posted  September 6, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Black Horse) is looking for five singers to audition in singing the National Anthem at this Year’s Hispanic Heritage Observance Ceremony, 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, at the Sandy Basin Community Center. Anyone interested should contact the Black Horse Equal Opportunity office at 760-985-4510 no later than Sept. 6. Auditions…

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“Inteqal” begins at the National Training Center

Posted  September 6, 2012

Inteqal—transition in the Dari and Pashtu languages—is the process by which security responsibility for Afghanistan is gradually transitioned from ISAF to Afghan leadership. Current Rotational Training Unit at NTC preparing for SFAAT mission, which is vital to that process. If you’ve been around the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a while (especially old-timer…

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