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Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics set for late April

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Cherie Cain

On April 28 at 10:30 a.m., Child, Youth and School Services will be hosting the Month of the Military Child Fair and the Olympics.  CYSS has a fun filled day planned for you. Are you up to the challenge?  Do you have what it takes to become a recipient of the Presidential Fitness Challenge? The…

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Events

Carnival brings ‘Big Top’ fun to Fort Irwin

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Hayley Violand

While the Month of the Military Child doesn’t officially start until April, you would never have known it wasn’t already in full swing at last week’s “Under the Big Top” Carnival at the Happy Hearts Child Development Center on Fort Irwin. The event…

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BOSS softball world series

Posted April 5, 2012 by

Members of the 58th Engineers softball team pose with their trophy after taking second place in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers softball tournament March 30-31 at Fort Irwin. Members of the SoCal Ballers softball team pose with their trophy after winning the Better Opportunities for Single…

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Leadership experience is available in garrison too

Posted April 5, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2012) — With the withdrawal from Iraq and similar actions in Afghanistan on the horizon, Soldiers looking to be leaders need to know opportunities are available in garrison, senior leaders said…

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BOSS visits car show

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Soldiers with the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of a truck during a BOSS trip to the DUB car show in San Diego March 25.

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Army Profession completes year of study, releases first report

Posted April 5, 2012 by

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (April 2, 2012)– The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, known as CAPE, at West Point, N.Y., released the Army Profession campaign’s first report, today, which provides findings and…

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Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

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WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2012) — About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as “master resilience trainers,” or MRTs, and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school. The MRT course is a “teaching…

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U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

Posted April 5, 2012 by

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2012) — Once in a while an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd…

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

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FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted March 29, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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