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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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Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)

Posted  April 12, 2012

Information Sheet What is the Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)? a.  The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives” (Executive Order 13150, April 2000). b. MTBP is available for all Army employees…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar: April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

This Week Today Amnesty Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Small arms ammunition up to and including 50-caliber can be dropped off at the 759th EOD Safe Holding Area behind Bldg. 6111 at the rear entrance on South Loop Road near the intersection with Barstow Road.  Signs will be posted to…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Tour de Irwin The Tour de Irwin is a 41-mile, 10-mile and 2.5-mile bicycle race around Fort Irwin tomorrow.  All are welcome to participate or cheer on competitors.  Registration is $25 and $15 for children 12 and under.  Registration is available at Outdoor Recreation, Freedom and Memorial fitness centers, and Coyote Activity Center.  For more…

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Teaching Old Tactics to a New Army

Posted  April 5, 2012

In the years following Sep. 11, the United States Army predominately focused training to oppose the threat of insurgency and terrorism and their unconventional tactics. As a result, the Army excluded the conventional training…

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Horse Detachment ‘jails’ Soldiers for fundraiser

Posted  April 5, 2012

The 11th Armored Calvary Regiment’s Horse Detachment rais ed money to help support the 2012 Regimental Spring Formal by selling warrants and jailing Soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., March 28. Wanted troopers served their time in the…

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Adopt-a-pet April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 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 is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  All of these animals are extremely friendly and would love to have you take them home.  To…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Spc. Matthew Edwards

Posted  April 5, 2012

Where do you volunteer? The Multicultural Gospel Service What you do as a volunteer? I play the piano and help teach songs to the choir What you get out of volunteering? A rewarding feeling of producing a quality sound that help…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  April 5, 2012

You may not know that AER is a private non-profit, tax exempt organization and that it is not an Army or Department of Defense organization.  It is not an instrument of the U.S. government and its funds are not available for use by the Army or other government agencies.  Its purpose is to collect and…

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U.S. forces fight in Atropian city of Razish

Posted  April 5, 2012

Many people are not aware of the war between the countries of Donovia and Atropia over the border city of Razish, and for good reason — it’s not real. The countries aren’t real and the battles are only a training simulation. But no matter how…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol and community responsibility

Posted  April 5, 2012

Most people are aware of the consequences of drunken driving.  What about people who are abusing and misusing alcohol and are not behind the wheel, but still can be considered dangerous?  A couple examples are persons caring for children while intoxicated and people at work under the influence of alcohol.  Although awareness about driving while…

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