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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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Can you believe it? It’s time to go back to school

Posted  August 2, 2013

August 8 is the first day of school for children on Fort Irwin for the 2013-14 school year. Opening their doors that day will be Lewis Elementary, Tiefort Intermediate, Fort Irwin Middle School and Silver Valley High. Parents, if you just arrived or haven’t finished the enrollment process for your children, you can go to…

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Tips for a safe school year

Posted  August 2, 2013

Traveling to and from school Walking to school • Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic; carefully consider whether or not your child is ready…

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Fort Irwin School Bus Routes

Posted  August 2, 2013

Silver Valley High School Route 06 SVHS PU 6:10 a.m. Apennines Park (across from Tiefort at yellow fire hydrant) PU 6:15 a.m. Barstow Road and Commander’s Loop Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS Route 08 SVHS PU 6:10 A.M. North Loop BST 22 (Garlic Springs/Spanish Canyon) Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS SVHS (Wednesdays) Drop 1 p.m. Apennines Park…

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Fort Irwin copes with 24-hour power outage

Posted  August 2, 2013

Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees coped with a full day of High Desert summer heat when electrical power to Fort Irwin shut down shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

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Get on the bus

Posted  August 2, 2013

Commuter bus program changes to benefit riders Customers of NTC Commuter buses will soon benefit from changes to the transportation program. According to the Victor Valley Transit Authority, riders will travel in refurbished buses, utilize a new system for obtaining their bus passes, and get around Fort Irwin on VVTA buses – which will take…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers enjoy their ride in Big Bear parade

Posted  July 5, 2013

Blue skies and temperature in the 70’s meant T-shirts and shorts for everyone who celebrated the San Bernardino mountain lake community’s 60th edition of its Old Miners Day Parade.

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Fort Irwin stands down for SHARP training

Posted  July 5, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took part in a stand down to participate in Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training, June 7. Soldiers and civilian employees of this High Desert military installation spent that Friday gathered in small groups to receive briefings from Soldiers versed in the SHARP program. Groups also dialogued amongst…

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‘Ready and Resilient’ Soldier Show rocks Fort Irwin

Posted  July 5, 2013

Joe Todd Army Reserve Pfc. Janeen Phelps (left) of Las Vegas sings Aretha Franklin’s “Think” to get the attention of Pvt. Alberth Madrigal of Fort Drum, N.Y. The song “Treat Her Like a Lady,” by the Temptations, and Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” are also featured during the Soldier Show themed “Ready and Resilient.” Army Installation Management Command…

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NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

Posted  July 5, 2013

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Office (Left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, Pvt. Michael Murphy, Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi and Col. Flip Wilson cut a cake during the Army’s 238th birthday celebration at Fort Irwin, June 14. Lehr and Wilson are part of the command team for the NTC and Fort…

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PLENTY OF SPACE AND SUNSHINE:

Posted  July 5, 2013

Representatives of the energy industry visited Fort Irwin to look at a proposed site for the construction of a photovoltaic system that would harness solar energy, June 13. The prospective contractors for the project met with representatives from Fort Irwin, Defense Logistics Agency Energy and the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force to discuss a recently…

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