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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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Top energy, environment expert visits Fort Irwin

Posted  June 6, 2014

The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited several locations here, April 23.

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Celebrating rich culture, complex history of Asian American Pacific Islander people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Alexander Ziegler uses his palm to hit a board held by Col. Todd Kimura, commander of United States Army Dental Clinic Command here during a ceremony at Fort Irwin, May 7. Alexander was demonstrating karate skills learned in the program SKIESUnlimited. The program instructs children and youth, ages six weeks to adolescence, in…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ongoing Registration for Vacation Bible School “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” at www.groupvbspro.com. Free and hosted at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel, July 28-Aug. 1. Step back in time at “Wilderness Escape,” exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids and adult volunteers participate at the Israelite Camp, sing…

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Salutes & Awards

Remembering the Fallen

Posted  June 6, 2014

Rick Creed, a Gold Star dad, shakes hands with Col. Jon Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, May 23. Creed assisted with the installation of a fallen Soldier memorial at the Fort Irwin Town Center. Creed’s son, Cpl. Matthew Creed, 23, was killed by a sniper in Baghdad, Oct. 22, 2006;…

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Gold Star pins symbols of honor

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo courtesy of www.army.mil Major Nalorn Sengamphan, deputy commander and general dentist with United States Army Dental Clinic Command at Fort Irwin, speaks April 9 at Fort Irwin during a ceremony honoring victims of the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century. Sengamphan spoke about her experiences as a child with her family escaping…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted  June 6, 2014

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Celebrating enduring achievements of Caribbean Americans

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo by Kenneth Drylie, Public Affairs OfficeFounder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr. Claire Nelson (doctorate in engineering management), speaks at the 2014 Fort Irwin Caribbean American Heritage celebration here, June 4. According to the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office, the institute is the leading Caribbean American advocacy organization. Under her leadership,…

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Honoring military for 55 years

Posted  June 6, 2014

Kenneth Drylie Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participate in the 55th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, May 17. Soldiers and civilians of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin participated in one of the largest events honoring the military in the western United States, May 16-18. The 55th annual Torrance Armed…

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Health & Safety

Sit less, move more!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition are the three pillars of the Army Surgeon General’s Performance Triad that will lead Army medicine from a healthcare system to a system for health. These three components directly contribute to our individual health and wellness, as well as to overall unit readiness and resilience. Let’s take a moment to focus…

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Fort Irwin supporting Big Bear

Posted  July 3, 2014

Pvt. Shawn Kargel, Staff Sgt. Christopher Benton, Sgt. Jerry Sanchez, Sgt. Carlos Auagaro and Pfc. Adam Stachnick of the 916th Support Brigade.   National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers and leadership participated in the annual Old Miners Days Parade at Big Bear, Calif., June 14. The 916th Support Brigade command team of Col. James…

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