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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

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Vacation Bible School entertains, educates Fort Irwin kids

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin kids got a chance to learn and have fun last week during Vacation Bible School, an annual event run through the installation’s...

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National Training Center and Fort Irwin Safety team newsletter for August 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be safe and follow the rules of the road. Here are some tips for safe travels around schools as the school year gears up:

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Lewis Elementary transforms kindergarten and increases instructional minutes

Posted  August 2, 2012

Congressman Jerry Lewis Elementary School will be implementing California’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1381 and sanctioned by the Board of Trustees. Children with birthdays between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 2, 2007 are being enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. While SB 1381 provides a phase-in…

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SVUSD implement positive behavior intervention support

Posted  August 2, 2012

Silver Valley Unified School District will begin a three- to five-year implementation process of a research based behavior support system. Lewis Elementary School, Tiefort View Intermediate School, and Fort Irwin Middle School teams have received training. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing…

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Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Posted  July 26, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy…

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BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Posted  July 26, 2012

Pvt. Jose Gonzales displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for “Knock Out” at BOSS Zone July 19.

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted  July 26, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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Adopt-a-pet July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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