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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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Easy, rider

Posted  November 1, 2012

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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Community Calendar – November 1st, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Nov. 1 Middle School and Teen Center “Baked Apples and Ice Cream” cooking activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 2 Middle School and Teen Center “Movie Night.”Center is open 3:30 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 3 Animal Vaccine Clinic. 8 a.m. – noon. Fort Irwin Veterinarian Clinic. Exam Fee, $10….

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‘Raiders’ dig in at NTC

Posted  November 1, 2012

With months of preparation and training under their belts, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began a two-week training gauntlet at the National Training Center, Oct. 26.

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Chapel Congregations Contribute To Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Posted  November 1, 2012

On October 14th, all Fort Irwin Chapel congregations received a designated offered for FMWR’s upcoming Thanksgiving Food Basket program.

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Kid ‘Caught Being Safe!’

Posted  November 1, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Justin Robertson was “Caught Being Safe” while riding his bike home from Fort Irwin Middle School, Oct. 17. Justin was observed stopping at a pedestrian zone and dismounting his bicycle to proceed across Goldstone Road safely. Justin received a Caught Being Safe backpack that included a $30 Exchange gift card and other goodies. He…

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Exchange to offer fee-free Holiday Layaway program

Posted  November 1, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Fort Irwin Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that…

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Don’t do it

Posted  November 1, 2012

Offenses ranging from disrespecting a commissioned officer to providing alcohol to an underage Soldier punished under Uniformed Code of Military Justice During September, several Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received non-judicial punishment following Article 15 proceedings. A…

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Operational concept of the future

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted  October 18, 2012

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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Off the beaten path

Posted  September 6, 2012

As a motorcyclist, taking the long way home, bypassing the interstate highways in favor of the road less traveled is something that I’ve always done and enjoyed, for the most part. It’s not the destination, but the journey—right?

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