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Fort Irwin at America’s pastime

Posted September 5, 2014 by

The San Diego Padres honored Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during a game, Aug. 3. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met Alan “Tiny” Wright, a Veteran of the of the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria threw out the first pitch…

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted September 5, 2014 by Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted September 5, 2014 by Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Irwin FC takes trophy at 2014 Defender’s Cup

Posted September 5, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

The Fort Irwin soccer team outplayed a team from Hawaii to secure a first place trophy in San Antonio, Sept. 1. Irwin Football Club defeated Armed Forces Hawaii FC, 1-0, during the final game of the Labor Day weekend soccer tournament Defender’s Cup. The only goal in the final came from the team coach and…

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Aviation unit receives new commander

Posted September 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Lieutenant Col. William Garber III (left) receives the 2916th Aviation Battalion colors from Col. Matthew Ruedi during a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Garber took command of the 2916th, which is a battalion in the 916th Support Brigade, commanded by Ruedi. The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change…

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Education fair brings colleges to you

Posted September 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Chief Warrant Officer 2 Larry Cunningham, armament technician with 699th Maintenance Company here, speaks with Winston Earle, Academy of Arts University representative, at an education fair here, July 24. Cunningham is interested in pursuing his second college degree – in photography. Fort Irwin hosted an education fair, where approximately 20 colleges, government and…

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Events

Making every moment count for Soldiers, families

Posted August 1, 2014 by Press Release

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will visit Fort Irwin on Aug. 12 and 13. Muppets – including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover – will perform at the Freedom Fitness Center at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12, and at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Aug. 13. This show is for military ID holders and their…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Posted August 1, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Herinah Asaah

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…

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Salutes & Awards

NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Posted August 1, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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