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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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Health & Safety

The importance of appointment accountability

Posted  January 10, 2014

Medical appointments are critical to the continued performance of Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The staff members of our medical facilities work hard to provide medical attention to Soldiers and family members, so it is extremely important to ensure medical appointments are kept. There are many reasons why maintaining accountability for…

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Military lending protection

Posted  January 10, 2014

The 2006 Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices, found that military families have characteristics that can make them a market of choice for predatory lending. For example, 48 percent of enlisted Soldiers are younger than 25 years old, typically have limited financial education, and perhaps most significantly, they receive a steady paycheck. In…

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History written in stone: Sam Hunter’s quest to preserve the Black Mountain battleground

Posted  January 10, 2014

When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

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Legal services available for Soldiers during medical boards

Posted  January 10, 2014

Soldiers undergoing a medical evaluation board sometimes feel lost and confused with the significant decisions they have to make that will affect their military careers and the rest of their lives. The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel is the Army’s team of qualified and trained attorneys and paralegals, who assist Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation…

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School flooding results in unforeseen positive for local Veterans program

Posted  January 10, 2014

High Desert school districts and Veterans recently echoed the team spirit shown by the Fort Irwin community after Lewis Elementary School was shut down by last year’s devastating flood, here, Aug. 24.

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Spouse stays committed, loses 115 pounds

Posted  January 10, 2014

Some say that losing weight is one of the hardest personal goals to accomplish; that starting a diet or exercise plan may be easy, but succeeding can prove a bit more elusive.

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MWR offers digital eBooks, audiobooks, music, videos

Posted  January 10, 2014

Army MWR Libraries offer free access to more than 25,000 eBooks and audiobooks through the Army Digital Media Library. Patrons may browse the Army Digital Media Library, borrow titles with a library account, and enjoy them on all computers and majors devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle®. The Army Digital…

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Building for the community

Posted  January 10, 2014

If you went to the Fort Irwin Town Center during the holidays, you saw them – a giant gingerbread house and Santa’s sleigh.

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Local Briefs January 10, 2014

Posted  January 10, 2014

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. Now through Feb. 25 and March 31 Applications available for Welfare Grants and Student Scholarships…

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Kids Vision For Life event provides glasses to Fort Irwin children

Posted  January 10, 2014

Courtesy Photo The Kids Vision for Life program visited Fort Irwin and provided children with eye exams and glasses, Dec. 7. During the stopover to this installation, the program attended to 108 children. Forty-one patients received glasses that day and 50 others were ordered glasses. Also, 95 gift certificates for VSP® Vision Care were provided….

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