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Fort Irwin progressive motorcycle training

Posted March 4, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

The Army Progressive Motorcycle program is designed to keep motorcycle operator training current and sustain or enrich rider skills. Fort Irwin offers courses for servicemembers and the program consists of the following: Basic Riders Course, Experienced Riders Course/Basic Riders Course 2, Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advanced Rider Course, Motorcycle Refresher Training and Motorcycle Sustainment…

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Civil affairs teams sharpen skills during NTC rotation
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NTC rotation introduces conventional warfare to civil affairs teams

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Surrounded by sand and rocks protruding out of the ground like thorns, two civil affairs Soldiers prepare for a key leader engagement (KLE) mission. As the Soldiers approach an abandoned building, a four-man security squad emerges out of a dark corner to greet them. As the group moves out, an observe…

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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Posted February 5, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Joshua Cumming

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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Kaleidoscope a success for military spouses

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

When Kaleidoscope opened here Sept. 1, 2015, there were only eight consignors displaying and selling their home-made crafts, artworks and apparel to the community. Today the venue, located in the main Exchange lobby, has 58 individuals who have articles for sale. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who headed the store’s establishment, explained that Kaleidoscope…

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Fort Irwin supports Rose Bowl game

Posted February 5, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

A joint service military color guard and the commander of this installation supported the Rose Bowl college football game, Jan. 1. The color guard consisted of eight servicemembers from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Army with a senior non-commissioned officer-in-charge. The detail presented the services’ flags and the colors of the nation…

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Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.
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Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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