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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

Posted March 1, 2019 by Story and Photo by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Casey Slusser

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

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Air Force

Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Posted March 1, 2019 by Story and Photo by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…

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Army

Gunnery Game Soldiers prepare for, execute “Coldsteel” Super Bowl

Posted March 1, 2019 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — In the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, the Patriots demonstrated once again that they are one of the best football teams of all time. The Super Bowl was their culminating event to showcase their skills as a team. In the same manner, Charlie Troop 1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, or better…

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Events

Post Exchange hosts Valentine’s Day fashion show

Posted March 1, 2019 by AAFES contributing article

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fifteen models strutted their stuff during the AAFES Valentine’s Day Fashion Show at the PX. The models ranged in age from 14 months to their mid 20’s and all of the models were our dependents of the Military community here on Fort Irwin. Models were given 25 percent off the items…

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High Desert Happenings: Families get to fly high in Victor Valley

Posted March 1, 2019 by By Janell J. Lewis Ford

HESPERIA, Calif. — When I visited the Apple Valley Air Show in October, I knew I’d see high-flying plane acrobatics and stunts; what I didn’t know is that I’d be introduced to a whole, new pastime. Inside one of the hangars, were miniature and single-engine aircraft for spectators to view. That’s when I stumbled upon…

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Army

Army fields new handgun system to military police

Posted February 20, 2019 by Dawn M Arden

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

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Greywolf completes NTC rotation

Posted February 15, 2019 by Capt. Scott Kuhn

The more than 4,000 Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division completed their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., recently.

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