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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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Volunteer Spotlight – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

TODAY Come check out the Worldwide Outdoor Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Commissary. This event features a variety of fresh food items, giveaways, and activities. It will run through tomorrow.   TOMORROW Child, Youth, and School Services will throw a Back-to-School Bash from 3-5 p.m. at the School Age Services Center, Bldg….

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Fort Irwin supports Big Bear Valley Old Miners Days

Posted  August 2, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s horse detachment color guard marches down Big Bear Blvd. during the Big Bear Heritage Parade in Big Bear Lake, Calif., July 21.

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WACH Soldiers Celebrate the AMEDD Regimental Birthday

Posted  August 2, 2012

Soldiers and Command from Weed Army Community Hospital celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army Medical Department.

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Fort Irwin Resource Expo 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

Community members attend the Fort Irwin Resource Expo at Sandy Basin Community Center July 30. The annual event provides information to the community about resources available in and around Fort Irwin.

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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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