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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…

Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

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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‘Raiders’ dig in at NTC

Posted  November 1, 2012

With months of preparation and training under their belts, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began a two-week training gauntlet at the National Training Center, Oct. 26.

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Salutes & Awards

Chapel Congregations Contribute To Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Posted  November 1, 2012

On October 14th, all Fort Irwin Chapel congregations received a designated offered for FMWR’s upcoming Thanksgiving Food Basket program.

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Kid ‘Caught Being Safe!’

Posted  November 1, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Justin Robertson was “Caught Being Safe” while riding his bike home from Fort Irwin Middle School, Oct. 17. Justin was observed stopping at a pedestrian zone and dismounting his bicycle to proceed across Goldstone Road safely. Justin received a Caught Being Safe backpack that included a $30 Exchange gift card and other goodies. He…

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Exchange to offer fee-free Holiday Layaway program

Posted  November 1, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Fort Irwin Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that…

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Don’t do it

Posted  November 1, 2012

Offenses ranging from disrespecting a commissioned officer to providing alcohol to an underage Soldier punished under Uniformed Code of Military Justice During September, several Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received non-judicial punishment following Article 15 proceedings. A…

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Operational concept of the future

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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Breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women

Posted  October 18, 2012

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and affect healthy cells in the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form at an abnormal, accelerated rate. Some other forms of cancer involve old or damaged cells that do not die as…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted  October 18, 2012

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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Guns On

Posted  October 18, 2012

A convoy of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles drives off to provide security for a resupply mission conducted by 2nd Transportation Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The unit provided logistical support to Training Rotation 12-10 while being part of training scenarios. The 2nd Transportation Company is known for doing the heavy lifting at…

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Knowing your Soldiers key to identifying suicidal signals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Family members, friends, military leaders play a key role in circumventing suicide, as they are the ones who first notice a person’s struggles September is the designated National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. However, everyday should be looked at as a day of suicide prevention and awareness. This is especially true in the military community,…

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