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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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Adopt-a-pet May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Coral is a super-friendly Lab mix who is about 5 years old and great with kids.  Prince Eric is a polydactyl cat—meaning he has extra toes —who is about 3 years old and very friendly.  Sophie is a 2-year-old short haired cat who loves to cuddle.  Nigel is a 2-year-old Shar Pei who is very…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Yolanda Lujan

Posted  May 17, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer with the Employment Readiness Program.   What you do as a volunteer? I helped set up and coordinate the employer meet-and-greet we had in March. If I am available, I update The Seeker employment newsletter and also do any clerical  work needed. I take part in classes offered by…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

TODAY A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army  Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and provide information.  For more information, call 380-4218.   TOMORROW Family Night at the Library is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every third Friday of each month with a different…

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted  May 17, 2012

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, poses with a police car during BOSS’ visit to the USO Car Show at Ontario Airport in Ontario, Calif., May 6. The show raised money for the USO. BOSS will sponsor the second annual Cali Swag Car Show June 23 at Fort…

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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted  May 17, 2012

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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A muddy good time

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Jeff Loper, Fort Irwin G3, runs into a mud pit during the inaugural Barstow Mud Run at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow May 12. The run raised money for the veterans home and the Barstow Kiwanis Club’s youth programs.

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11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army’s best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge...

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Relay race winners!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Members of the Desert Warriors team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking first place in the annual Association of the U.S. Army relay race from Fort Irwin to Barstow May 5. Members of the MCC 1916th team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking…

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