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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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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Posted  April 4, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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Providing employment to community, supplies to Army organizations

Posted  May 2, 2014

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. recently completed construction of the newest AbilityOne Base Supply Center located at the corner of South Depot Road and Inner Loop on Fort Irwin. This is the seventh BSC operated by The Lighthouse for the Blind, based in Seattle, Wash.

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Autism Awareness

Posted  May 2, 2014

Fort Irwin community members came out to support Autism Awareness month during a walk here, April 2. April was Autism Awareness Month and the Exceptional Family Member Program held an awareness walk as an opportunity to educate the community about autism. Participants showed their support by wearing blue. What is Autism? According to www.autism-society..org, “Autism…

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Easter egg hunt euphoria

Posted  May 2, 2014

How do you get 1,000 people to an event on Fort Irwin?

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Performance Triad initiative to treat disease through prevention

Posted  May 2, 2014

If you haven’t heard about the Performance Triad, you soon will. It is one of the Army Surgeon General’s top priorities in transforming Army medicine from a focus on treating disease to a prevention focused system of health. The Performance Triad is a shift toward a preventive medicine system that promotes a healthy lifestyle for…

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Creativity for a good cause earns boy bicycle

Posted  May 2, 2014

Fort Irwin’s Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force recently held a post-wide coloring contest to raise awareness in the community, and more than 450 children entered the competition.

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Army requires providing of family, child support

Posted  May 2, 2014

Marriages sometime break down and the parties decide to separate. While this can be a difficult situation for all involved, it is important to understand the legal and administrative implications that arise when separating from your spouse. In addition to any applicable state law, Army regulation 608-99 outlines the obligations of Soldiers in connection with…

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Fort Irwin community shows support for victims of sexual assault

Posted  May 2, 2014

A sea of blue jean-covered legs filled streets on Fort Irwin as Soldiers, Families and civilians donned their denim in support of victims of sexual assault, April 10.

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My friend has been assaulted, what do I do?

Posted  May 2, 2014

If a friend has been assaulted, there are several things you can do to help. Ensure your friend is at a safe location away from the perpetrator. If not, take him or her to a safe place. If there is an immediate threat to the victim’s safety, contact military law enforcement or local police immediately….

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Medal awarded for battle injury in 2003

Posted  May 2, 2014

Pointing to a deployment patch on his right shoulder, Maj. Gen. Ted Martin spoke pointedly to a small audience of his experience while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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