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Improvements made to electrical system

Posted May 2, 2014 by G. A. Volb

Photo by G.A. Volb, Public Affairs Office Personnel with Southern California Edison work on an electrical transformer during a scheduled power outage here, April 5. A scheduled power outage at Fort Irwin was completed, April 5, with major work on infrastructure improvements made to the electrical distribution system. According to Chris Sayer, Fort Irwin Directorate…

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Salutes & Awards

Days of Remembrance ceremony honors victims, survivors of genocides

Posted May 2, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Major Nalorn Sengamphan, deputy commander and general dentist with United States Army Dental Clinic Command at Fort Irwin, speaks April 9 at Fort Irwin during a ceremony honoring victims of the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century. Sengamphan spoke about her experiences as a child with her family escaping the Khmer…

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News Briefs May 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Ongoing Army & Air Force Exchange provides “You Made the Grade” coupon booklet for free products and discounted offers for students in grades 1-12, who maintain a “B” or better average. Contact the Fort Irwin Exchange at 386-1500 for information on how to obtain the booklet. Signups for Operation Kids Camp at Camp Nawakwa in…

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Army

Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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Commentary

After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Veterans

Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Posted April 4, 2014 by G. A. Volb

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Veterans

Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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News Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Ongoing Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604….

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Army

Army’s top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

When the Army’s senior non-commissioned officer asks for opinions, it could be a once-in-a-career opportunity for Soldiers to make a difference for themselves, their unit, their family or the Army. That opportunity took place when Sgt.Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited with leadership, Soldiers, families and community members of the National Training…

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Health & Safety

Aiming to reduce stigma of TBI

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

National Brain Injury Awareness Month a time to get informed, get treatment In order for more individuals to seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries, the social stigma associated with that “invisible wound” must be reduced. That is the message Maj. Shirley Daniel, chief and program manager of the TBI/Concussive Injury Clinic at Weed Army Community…

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