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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…

G.A. Volb Commentary

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…

Kyle-Coyote-Splash-Park Commentary

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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11th ACR conducts Basic Sniper Observer Course

Posted  April 26, 2012

“Ready… ready… fire” is shouted out over a desert firing range as Sgt. Gil Landtiser, a Soldier with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires a shot. Landtiser then confirms his shot and...

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Events

News Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics The Fort Irwin Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics will take place Saturday at Jackrabbit Park and Coyote Activity Center.  The Olympics will start with a torch run at 10:30 a.m. and the fair will begin at 11 a.m.  Activities will include speed skating, bean…

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Army

MEDDAC active shooter scenario

Posted  April 26, 2012

MEDDAC personnel treat a Soldier portraying a casualty during an active shooter disaster exercise at Weed Army Community Hospital April 19. Pfc. Manuel Coronel, Fort Irwin Military Police Company, peers around a corner at Weed Army Community Hospital during an active shooter disaster exercise April 19. MEDDAC personnel carry a civilian portraying a casualty…

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11th ACR welcomes 20th CSM

Posted  April 26, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a change of responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton J. Reiss, 19th command sergeant major of the 11th ACR, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen...

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Sports

Senior leaders duke it out during Ultimate Frisbee game

Posted  April 26, 2012

The glistening dew of the grass is broken up by the heavy steps of the warriors about to conduct battle. The field is set, the players are ready and the game is Ultimate Frisbee. Senior leaders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment competed in a game of Ultimate Frisbee at Fort Irwin April 13. Col….

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Community Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

TODAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646. A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to…

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VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted  April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted  April 26, 2012

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Machine Gun

Posted  April 26, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., April 23 — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Noe Ramos, 21, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to possessing a machine gun. “Criminals who unlawfully possess and traffic in stolen machine guns will always garner ATF’s full attention,” said Special Agent in Charge Scot L. Thomasson. “Due to ATF’s diligence and…

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