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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…

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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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Veterans

‘Thank you and welcome home, my brothers’

Posted  April 12, 2012

On April 5, two simple words made a big impact on several hundred Vietnam-era veterans gathered at Fort Irwin — thank you. The veterans took part in Fort Irwin’s third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony. The day’s events kicked off with a motorcycle parade made up of several…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Community garden club seeks members There will be a meeting of the Fort Irwin community garden club tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Coyote Activity Pavilion next to the skate park.  All are welcome.  No gardening experience is necessary.  New members have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new club and to garden…

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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Team Coyote of the National Training Center Protocol Office pose with their first-place trophy after the sixth annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race April 7.  Pictured from left are Maj. Paul Lashley, Capt. Zachary Knoebel, and 1st Lt. Michael Keyser.       Paul Barnes receives an award from Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, after…

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Adopt-a-pet April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona (pictured above) is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  Sebastian is a male Jack Russell Terrier with lots of energy who is about 3…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Isac Esparza

Posted  April 12, 2012

Where do you volunteer?   I volunteer with the American Red Cross.   What you do as a volunteer?  I participate in the ARC Youth Program helping with fund raisers, special events, and short term projects. I also assist the station office with light administrative work.     What you get out of volunteering?  It…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

THURSDAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 10-11 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers.  Come sing songs, listen…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

This past year found our Soldiers and family members in severe financial need, some of which could have been devastating to their well-being if not for Army Emergency Relief. Aside from the AER loan funding of emergency leave travel for Soldiers and family members, AER also assisted Soldiers…

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Health & Safety

Disaster preparedness can save lives

Posted  April 12, 2012

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Preparedness lessens the impact on families, workplaces, and communities. On Thursday, April 19, 2012 Weed Army Community Hospital and the Mary E. Walker Clinic will be conducting a disaster exercise based on an Active Shooter scenario.  The event will take place from 1300 to 1700 hours. There…

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted  April 12, 2012

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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