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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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Mass casualty training at NTC provides critical experience for medics

Posted  August 16, 2012

The Soldiers at FOB Denver were hammered with a mock artillery attack, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and lasted almost 10 minutes - an unwelcome surprise designed to test the units ability to triage mass casualties....

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Adopt-a-pet August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

Piglet, Pooh, Bert and Ernie are adorable male kittens who are looking for forever homes. Bert and Ernie are about 12 weeks old and were found together in the trash, where they were rescued and brought to the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic. They are very sweet but would do best in a family that understands…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin Military and Civilian Spouses Club will hold a super Sign-Up event from 10 a.m. to 2p .m. at Sandy Basin Community Center. All spouses are welcome to come and learn about everything the club has to offer. Light refreshments will be served. Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30…

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S and T Troop families get a taste of Army PT

Posted  August 16, 2012

Troopers from the Supply and Transportation Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families conducted physical training at Fort Irwin July 23...

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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted  August 16, 2012

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted  August 16, 2012

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted  August 16, 2012

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  August 16, 2012

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

Posted  August 9, 2012

The Army’s Expert Infantryman Badge is considered a discriminator for the infantry. Those that have it are looked upon as warriors dedicated to their cause. Those that don’t have it, want it.

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News Briefs – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

School starts today Today is the first day of school for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be aware of increased traffic around Fort Irwin’s schools. Following is a schedule of back-to-school events:   Fort Irwin Middle School 8/9 – 7:50 Alphabetized grade-level posters in place with Homeroom Assignments 8/9 – 8:15-8:35 In Homerooms, Greet…

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