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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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Adopt-a-pet June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Dimitri is a German Shepherd-lab mix who is about 5 months old.  He’s very sweet and has lots of puppy energy.  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…

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Volunteer Spotlight: First Sgt. Douglas Wolff

Posted  June 28, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Middle School Teen center. What do you do as a volunteer? I help with projects. What do you get out of volunteering? Helping our children grow and learn is a long time desire of mine.

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Community Briefs – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 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 will 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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Burger King celebrates playland grand opening

Posted  June 28, 2012

Georg Main, general manager of AAFES at Fort Irwin, is joined by children, community members, and AAFES employees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Burger King’s new playland area June 22.

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4th Stryker Brigade paralegal on fourth NTC rotation but still learning

Posted  June 28, 2012

Riding through the sand in a Humvee away from an entry control point on the National Training Center June 11, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Davis...

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Fireworks Safety

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the United States?  Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks.  The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday…

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Cars, cars, and more cars!

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fort Irwin community members watch a demonstration of Wild Thang, a modified 1931 Chevrolet coupe that produces flames, during the second annual Cali Swag Car Show at Coyote Activity Center June 23.

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Missoula Children’s Theater visits Ft. Irwin

Posted  June 28, 2012

Cast members of “Red Riding Hood” practice during a dress rehearsal at Ingalls Recreation Center June 22. The Fort Irwin children were part of a summer theater workshop conducted by the Missoula Children’s...

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  June 28, 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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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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