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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Health & Safety

Emergency call boxes installed along Fort Irwin Road

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT IRWIN, May 7 –San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Brad Mitzelfelt today was by joined the Garrison Commander of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to mark the installation of the first emergency call box on Fort Irwin Road. “Soldiers, their families and the civilian employees who work at Fort Irwin…

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Highlights from May 2 town hall meeting

Posted  May 10, 2012

A quarterly town hall meeting was held May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Following are highlights of issues addressed: Col. Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison commander, gave an overview of the status of issues addressed at February’s town hall meeting.  Twenty-five construction projects have been completed and 18 are currently under construction, including, the community…

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Sports

Fort Irwin roller derby gets ‘heavy’

Posted  May 10, 2012

There is a rebirth of sorts going on, and a part of it is happening right here at Fort Irwin. Roller derby was extremely popular in the 1930s and 40s, but almost completely disappeared in following years, in part due to decreased popularity of scripted matches and rehearsed drama.

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Student 2 Student helps ease transition for new SVHS students

Posted  May 3, 2012

New kids at Silver Valley High School might not feel so new from now on, thanks to a program that has been restarted this year. Student 2 Student is a national initiative sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition that aims to help ease students’ transition when starting a...

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Events

News Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Commissary case lot sale The Fort Irwin Commissary will hold a case lot sale tomorrow Friday, May 4 through Monday. Tomorrow, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday the hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, the hours will be from 9 a.m….

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Events

Take Aim!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Pfc. Max McGown, Pfc. Brandon Singleton, Sgt. Quentin Davis, Spc. Kimberly Brown, Sgt. Francis Ronduen, Shane Manley, and Maj. Neel Zara pose for a photo after winning the BOSS nighttime paintball tournament April 28 at Outdoor Recreation’s paintball range.

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Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted  May 3, 2012

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Emma Saelens, 13,poses with the smiley face cap she earned by swimming a mile in Oasis Pool with the Fort Irwin Sandsharks swim team April 26. Saelens was the first to finish the mile in 40 minutes...

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Salutes & Awards

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Davis

Posted  May 3, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I am a volunteer for AWANAs on Wednesday nights at the chapel for the Cubbies class, with PWOC, a ladies’ Bible study group at the chapel, the Sidewinder Team Family Readiness Group and at Lewis Elementary School.   What do you get out of volunteering? I enjoy being involved in things…

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