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Pyrotechnic expert having a blast supporting NTC

In the distance a mushroom cloud filled with fire, smoke and debris erupts just outside a small town in the middle of the Mojave Desert; the faint sound of voices can be heard and the outline of people moving about – quickly – can be seen.

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Blackhorse regiment honored for exceptional safety

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received two significant safety awards during a ceremony here, June 30.

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Special Victim Counsel Program update

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.


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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted  August 16, 2012

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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Health & Safety

Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted  August 16, 2012

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  August 16, 2012

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

Posted  August 9, 2012

The Army’s Expert Infantryman Badge is considered a discriminator for the infantry. Those that have it are looked upon as warriors dedicated to their cause. Those that don’t have it, want it.

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News Briefs – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

School starts today Today is the first day of school for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be aware of increased traffic around Fort Irwin’s schools. Following is a schedule of back-to-school events:   Fort Irwin Middle School 8/9 – 7:50 Alphabetized grade-level posters in place with Homeroom Assignments 8/9 – 8:15-8:35 In Homerooms, Greet…

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Lead 6 Sends – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

Since being established a year ago Desert University or “Desert-U” has an average enrollment of 113 Soldiers and Leaders. While pursuing education goals while simultaneously balancing mission requirements is always challenging, it’s a critical part of our professional ethic.

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Horse Detachment celebrates the start of school with free show

Posted  August 9, 2012

Troopers from the Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a free cavalry show at Fort Irwin Aug 3.

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NCO Induction

Posted  August 9, 2012

The newest noncommissioned officers of the 916th Support Brigade raise their right hands as they are inducted into the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Adopt-a-pet August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. There will be a meeting of the community garden club today at 5…

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