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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…

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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Birth Announcements for March 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

ARLINE CRYSTAL, girl, 5 lbs., 13 oz., 17 inches, born to Dixie and Bryce Galvin, Feb. 10, at 12:40 p.m.   DANIEL KENNETH, boy, 9 lbs., 11 oz., 21 inches, born to David and Kory Lillie, Mar. 5, at 3:17 p.m.   ASTON HUNTER JOHN, boy, 8 lbs., 0 oz., 19 ¾  inches, born to Devin and…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted  April 19, 2012

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Posted  April 19, 2012

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and…

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Events

TVIS kids run to meet goals

Posted  April 19, 2012

Tiefort View Intermediate School held the TVIS Fun Run 2012 at the school’s campus April 11. Organized by Jennifer Kimbrough, treasurer of the TVIS Parent Teacher Organization, and supported by Soldiers from Operations Group, the event was planned to serve several purposes: to promote physical fitness, to raise funds for PTO programs, and to…

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BOSS at Miss Barstow Pageant

Posted  April 19, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson, Sgt. Quentin Davis, and Spc. Barnett pose with a winner of the Miss Barstow Pageant April 14 at the Ramada Inn in Barstow, Calif.  The Soldiers came to the pageant with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program to help pageant staff with setting up. (Courtesy photo)

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Underwater Easter egg hunt

Posted  April 19, 2012

  Fort Irwin kids and parents wait for the start of the annual underwater Easter egg hunt at Oasis Pool April 6. (Courtesy photos)  

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Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Posted  April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving…

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BOSS seeks Soldiers for Extreme Velocity Challenge

Posted  April 19, 2012

Do you have what it takes to become an “extreme” champion? The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at Fort Irwin will launch its first Extreme Velocity Challenge next week starting Monday. The challenge consists of participation in three consecutive BOSS-sponsored trips to locations around…

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Health & Safety

Supplement use highest among overweight service members

Posted  April 19, 2012

VILSECK, Germany (April 10, 2012) — Dietary and performance enhancing supplements have an artificial image according to an expert who works at the Army Wellness Center here. “Fewer than 30 percent of service members discuss dietary supplements use with their health care providers,” said Kim…

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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted  April 19, 2012

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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