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Health & Safety

Choosing to be a survivor

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Comedian Steve Verret interacts with the audience at a suicide awareness presentation here, Sept. 4. Evita De La Cruz shared a very compelling and emotional experience with the Fort Irwin community, Sept. 4 and 5. De La Cruz is the Army Gold Star widow of Sgt. James De La Cruz, who committed suicide…

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Pride and unity rose from the flames

Posted October 3, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith speaks during the Fort Irwin 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony. Hundreds of Fort Irwin residents and guests gathered near the installation town center for a 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11 The event, which included acceptance of F.D.N.Y. Ladder 152 –…

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Our community strengthens as individuals respect each other

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jon Braga

I felt pride and honor as I joined the Fort Irwin community gathered for the Domestic Violence Awareness Lantern Walk, Oct. 1. I saw unity in the crowd of Fort Irwin residents assembled to show support in purging a problem that has divided families and couples in America. I saw leadership by individuals, Soldiers and…

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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Department of Defense official views training area

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Local

NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted September 5, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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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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Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC
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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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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sgt. Erik Thurman

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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