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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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Fort Irwin combatives team heads to Armywide championship

Posted  July 26, 2012

Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment will test their skills at the Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25-28 as members of the National Training Center U.S. Army Combatives Team.

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Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

Posted  July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 18, 2012) — The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury. The Army is working with the National Football League, or NFL, to help…

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Women Soldiers test female-specific body armor

Posted  July 26, 2012

Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, with more customized...

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Pizza time!

Posted  July 19, 2012

Fort Irwin kids work together to make a pizza at the Middle School Teen Center July 13. Pictured from left are Elizabeth Miller,Frankie Galeastrejo, Kendall Clark-Davis, and DJ Williams.

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News Briefs – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School will take place at Fort Irwin’s Center Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon next week starting Monday. For more information, call 380-6310 or email fortirwinvbs@hotmail.com. To register, visit www.irwin.army.mil and click on the link to Vacation Bible School in the slideshow.   British soccer camp British soccer camp will…

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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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