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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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Lead 6 Sends – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

It is fantastic to have you all back from Opportunity Leave. Well done on enjoying your time off in a responsible way. As you are getting back into the swing of things, you will notice a lot of new faces at work and in your community. Please bring them on board with dignity and respect….

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Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted  July 19, 2012

Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, hands off the NCO sword of responsibility to incoming Garrison command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez during an assumption of responsibility ceremony...

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SVUSD expands independent study program

Posted  July 19, 2012

For students and families who are looking for non-traditional schooling and flexible scheduling the Silver Valley Unified School District is expanding options and offerings in the 2012-2013 school year. The Alternative Education Center (AEC), home to four schools with nine programs, may be your answer. In particular, Silver Valley Academy and its independent study program…

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New dining experience heading to Fort Irwin

Posted  July 19, 2012

Work is underway to bring a new dining experience to Fort Irwin in the former location of Reggie’s.

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Adopt-a-pet – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Bumblebee, an orange kitten, and Optimus Prime, a black and white kitten, are best friends and would love to go home with you.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

TODAY “Bowl Over the GC” today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks,…

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Silver Valley students make gains in testing

Posted  July 19, 2012

As a result of the implementation of the Scholastic READ 180 intervention program for struggling readers, students gained, on average, 219 Lexile points, performing significantly better on the end-of-grade reading comprehension tests. The SVUSD Board of Trustees received an end of year report on the successful implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) at the June…

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

Posted  July 19, 2012

If you’ve visited the Fort Irwin Commissary lately, you may have noticed some areas look a little bit different. That’s because store director...

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Summer fun at the pool

Posted  July 19, 2012

Stacey Lojkar is all smiles swimming in Oasis Pool July 13 with her dad, Pfc. Mickey Lojkar, of 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

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