Discover the HD Issue 02. September 2022.

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The General Robert W Cone Heritage Center will have a new display dedicated to 9/11 The new section will include a flag that flew over Fire Station 1 in Washington DC, pieces of steel from the World Trade Center and FDNY Ladder 152. Thank you to our troops and their families for your service

In the heart of Fort Irwin you'll discover the General Robert W. Cone Heritage Center. This is a beautiful and detailed museum rich with Fort Irwin history. Learn about the history dating back to almost 15,000 years, the pioneers that helped Fort Irwin become what it is today, and groundbreaking technology that soldiers have trained with over the years Numerous displays share the story of Fort Irwin that most of us never knew was there to tell.




Fort Irwin is home of the National Training Center, a major training area for the United States military in the Mojave Desert. Fort Irwin encompasses 1,200 square miles of training area, and is the size of the state of Rhode Island Fort Irwin is located just over an hour from Interstate 15/Stoddard Wells Rd, approximately 37 miles Northeast of Barstow. The 31 mile stretch from Fort Irwin Rd to the Fort Irwin Visitor Information Center is a scenic drive through the desert You'll come across the Fort Irwin National Training Center Welcome sign and Painted Rocks Up the road from the welcome sign is a group of boulders called Painted Rocks. The tradition of painting a rock with distinct unit insignia started in 1967 when the 36th Engineer Battalion painted their Seahorse Patch on a rock before they deployed to Vietnam. The painting still stands today! Units that complete a training rotation at Fort Irwin can request to have their own distinctive patch painted on a rock. For more information about the General Robert W. Cone Heritage Center scan this QR Code. | DISCOVER THE HD Fort Irwin was named in memory of Major General George Irwin the commander of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade during WWI.

Meet Josh Pullen. Pullen is a Battalion Chief for San Bernardino County Fire Department, currently assigned to Division five, Battalion eight. SBC Fire covers 20,000 square miles of diverse environments throughout the county As one of the largest counties in the continental United Sates SBC Fire provides service to more than 60 communities with 48 fully staffed fire stations. Battalion Chief Pullen has lived in the High Desert for 35 years and graduated from Hesperia High School He currently resides in Hesperia with his wife Amy and two kids Kalee and Caleb. After graduating Hesperia High School, Battalion Chief Pullen joined the United States Air Force. He served four years in Altus, Oklahoma with one deployment to Saudi Arabia Pullen began his career with San Bernardino County Fire Department in 2006.

Thank you to our local Fire Departments for their continued dedication and service to the High Desert

The San Bernardino County Fire Department offers a Fire Explorer program that is available to youth 14 20 years of age. Explorers get a first hand experience in what it mentally and physically takes to be a professional firefighter. Duty Honor Community San Bernardino County Fire Department Hesperia, CA (34.4564489, 117.3217401)


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Bass Hill Trail Apple Valley, CA (34.5181019, 117.2159725) this 1.9 mile out and back trail. Bass Hill Trail is located near Lions Park off of Outer Highway 18 in Apple Valley. You can begin the trail at Lions Park or near the SCE Rancho Substation. Start the hike up the paved hillside. Once you reach the top continue right on the dirt trail. This will lead you to the Hilltop House that was once owned by Newt Bass, a founding father of Apple Valley When you reach the top you'll discover amazing 360º views of the High Desert Happy Trails!


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