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And you thought Fort Irwin was in the middle of nowhere…

Posted October 18, 2012 by Public Affairs Office 2nd Brigade, 10 Mountain Division

Combat Outpost 33, in a mountainous area of the National Training Center, was visited by Col. Dennis Sullivan, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during his unit’s training, here, Sept. 30. Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Font, senior enlisted advisor for 2 BCT, checked up on Soldiers, who had set up…

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Easy, rider

Posted November 1, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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A nearby place where it feels like autumn

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Nestled in the hills above Yucaipa, Calif., is the community of Oak Glen. About two hours from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oak Glen is home to several apple orchards and related businesses that offer a great break from High Desert living. During the fall months, the orchards in Oak Glen are full…

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AUSA National Meeting, Exposition addresses topics relevant to Soldiers, Families

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The Association of the United States Army held the 2012 AUSA National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 22-24. Members of the Fort Irwin community that could not travel to Washington, were able to watch several of the sessions and forums during live broadcasts hosted by the Department of Defense Digital Visual Information System. Members…

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Ensuring comprehensive, coordinated community support, services available to Families with special needs

Posted November 1, 2012 by Moung (Cindy) Saephanh

Soldiers stationed all over the world may have a Family member with special needs. The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to identify Family members with ongoing medical, mental health or educational needs. Soldiers with exceptional Family members (children and adults) are required by the governing authority and Army Regulation 608-75 to enroll their family…

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‘Thank you for devoting your lives to the service of our country’

Posted November 1, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Retirement Ceremony in October recognized four career Soldiers as they completed service to the nation. Chief Warrant Officer 2 William Weekley, Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Henneman, Sgt. 1st Class Gregroy Wilt and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hawn were recognized at their retirement ceremony, here, Oct. 16. The four patriots…

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Exhibiting the highest standards

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Captain Jennifer Donahue, officer in charge of Client Services (which includes Claims and Legal Assistance), accepts the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance from Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 23. Also pictured (left to right): Capt. Robert Aghassi, OIC for the…

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‘Regulars’ road march to ‘The Box’

Posted November 1, 2012 by Pfc. Andrew Ingram

Sergeant 1st Class Scott Veldt, infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, briefs his Soldiers on safety and about being vigilant prior to a tactical road march at the National Training Center, Oct. 25. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat…

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Be safe when walking, be aware of pedestrians when driving

Posted October 25, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed nationwide every year, and an additional 85,000 to 90,000 suffer from injuries inflicted on them by a moving vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent…

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Up close

Posted October 25, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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