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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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Notarial services explained

Posted  July 3, 2014

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Salutes & Awards

Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

Posted  July 3, 2014

A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28.

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Student receives Commissary scholarship

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary awarded a military family member a scholarship at a ceremony here, June 5.

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Students learn cake decorating art

Posted  July 3, 2014

The white creamy icing was slathered on “guinea pig cakes” with enthusiasm – much of it building up around the edges leading to sweet tempting stalagmites.

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Blackhorse takes on MasterChef

Posted  July 3, 2014

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment were featured in an episode of MasterChef, which aired June 9 on FOX.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

Posted  July 3, 2014

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.

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Fort Irwin at the Guy’s Choice Awards

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga (left) is shown with Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrell and actors Chris Hunnam and Mark Wahlberg at the Guy’s Choice Awards. Luttrell and Wahlberg are holding Troops Choice awards. Wahlberg portrayed Luttrell in the movie “Lone Survivor.”   Fort Irwin Soldiers mingled with Hollywood stars…

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News Briefs July 4, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Ongoing Armed forces Voters week is June 30 to July 7. During this week, commanders are encouraged to intensify efforts to contact assigned personnel, ensure they are informed of the requirements for voting, and are provided necessary information regarding voting resources. The majority of Soldiers vote via absentee ballot; therefore, it is necessary to account…

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Be aware of heat injury signs

Posted  July 3, 2014

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. During extremely hot weather the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. This happens when the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much…

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Taking care of business since 1775

Posted  July 3, 2014

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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