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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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Lewis Elementary transforms kindergarten and increases instructional minutes

Posted  August 2, 2012

Congressman Jerry Lewis Elementary School will be implementing California’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1381 and sanctioned by the Board of Trustees. Children with birthdays between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 2, 2007 are being enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. While SB 1381 provides a phase-in…

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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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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

TODAY “Bowl Over the GC” today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks,…

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Silver Valley students make gains in testing

Posted  July 19, 2012

As a result of the implementation of the Scholastic READ 180 intervention program for struggling readers, students gained, on average, 219 Lexile points, performing significantly better on the end-of-grade reading comprehension tests. The SVUSD Board of Trustees received an end of year report on the successful implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) at the June…

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

Posted  July 19, 2012

If you’ve visited the Fort Irwin Commissary lately, you may have noticed some areas look a little bit different. That’s because store director...

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