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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…


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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Machine Gun

Posted  April 26, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., April 23 — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Noe Ramos, 21, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to possessing a machine gun. “Criminals who unlawfully possess and traffic in stolen machine guns will always garner ATF’s full attention,” said Special Agent in Charge Scot L. Thomasson. “Due to ATF’s diligence and…

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Family Advocacy Program ice cream social

Posted  April 26, 2012

Jeremy Zyla, 4, eats a blue ice cream cone during the Family Advocacy Program’s ice cream social at Jackrabbit Park April 18. The event was part of FAP’s activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff members from FAP were on hand to provide information about child abuse and child abuse…

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Landmark Inn welcomes new general manager

Posted  April 26, 2012

There’s a new face in charge of Fort Irwin’s hotel. Joyce Wilston took over as general manager of the Landmark Inn April 3. A resident of the High Desert for 13 years, Wilston is a California native and brings many years of hotel management experience to her new role. Before coming...

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Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted  April 26, 2012

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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Pirate Party!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Richard Ballard paints his shark box with great care at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. McKinley Viers works hard on a shark box during the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. Gabriel Alameddin checks out Richard Ballard’s...

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Darien, Ana & Colton

Posted  April 26, 2012

14 year old Darien Elix was “Caught” being safe while skateboarding! Garrison Safety also took advantage of the opportunity to find kids caught being safe. Darien was wearing an approved helmet and was thrilled to get “caught!” Great Job Darien! Garrison Safety applauds your safe actions! Colton…

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Happy Hearts Child Development Center Earth Day celebration

Posted  April 26, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andray McCuien, Operations Group Bronco Team, plants a tree in front of Happy Hearts Child Development Center with his son Caden, 1, during the center’s Earth Day celebration April 23.

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Fort Irwin N.O.W.

Posted  April 26, 2012

Fort Irwin community members listen as Kathleen Hutchinson, chief of marketing for the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, talks about DFMWR activities and programs during Fort Irwin N.O.W. April 23 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Fort Irwin N.O.W., which stands for newcomers’ orientation welcome, provides people new to the…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 26, 2012

A Soldier with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program poses next to a motorcycle during the Cars and Cures car show in Apple Valley, Calif., April 21.   Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program dine at Shockwave while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight April 21.

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Friday night in the desert, anything but dry

Posted  April 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in the desert can attest to the dry nature of life.  The occasional spot of rain can be viewed, in the desert context, as a celebratory event—the rare wetting down that brings out the bloom of the desert rose.  And while it may not have been raining the evening of…

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