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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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Fireworks!

Posted  July 12, 2012

Fireworks burst over the Fort Irwin skies on the evening of July 4. The installation’s fireworks show was the culminating event of the second annual Red, White, and Boom! Bash...

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DOD releases do’s, don’ts for military voters

Posted  July 12, 2012

With election season fast approaching, the Department of Defense published a set of guidelines June 19, for military personnel detailing what's allowed and what's restricted when participating in political...

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Trooping the Line

Posted  July 5, 2012

Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, and Col. Sherrie L. Bosley, outgoing commander of the 916th Support Brigade, “Troop the Line” during a relinquishment of command ceremony at Fort Irwin, June 27.

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916th Support Brigade commander bids farewell

Posted  July 5, 2012

Colonel Sherrie L. Bosley relinquished command of the 916th Support Brigade during a ceremony at the main helipad on Fort Irwin, June 27. The 916th will be commanded on an interim basis by the unit’s...

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News Briefs – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Guard Start Program SKIES Unlimited brings to you “LifeGuarding for Tomorrow,” which is a program for 11-14-year-olds that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future successful completion of an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Instruction takes place July 16-27, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee…

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Not your dad’s duct tape

Posted  July 5, 2012

Krystal Morton, 11, and Ryann Helmers, 11, make crafts out of multi-colored duct tape during a craft project with the EDGE program.

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Lead 7 Sends – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Practically every day since 9/11, particularly this time of year, men and women, strangers, stop Soldiers to thank them for their service. Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Army Birthday, Independence Day……the past month or so has provided our country with many opportunities to celebrate…

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Adopt-a-pet July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Chum is a pit bull who is about 5 months old. Due to housing regulations, Chum must be adopted off-post. Anchor is a 2-year-old pit bull with a sweet personality.  Anchor must also be adopted off-post. If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the vet clinic between 2-4 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone with valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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