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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

Posted July 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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Love and resiliency

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Relisa, Robyn and Col. Richard Wilson. “I love being with him.” Those were the genuine, expressive words of a young military family member here not shy about her feelings for her father. Robyn Wilson, 10, said those words about her dad, Col. Richard Wilson – who has been the chief of staff for the National…

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Posted July 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Price (right) briefs National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin on a new field ammunition supply point of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, June 16. Price is non-commissioned officer in charge of the facility. Warrant Officer 1 Kari Gibbs (left), 11th ACR ammunition technician, and Price planned,…

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New NTC, Fort Irwin signs installed on I-15

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

A crew from California Department of Transportation District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside County) lifts a sign to be installed on Interstate 15 for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 11. For the first time, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin have been designated together on highway signs near the off-ramps for…

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Army Community Service celebrates its 50th year anniversary

Posted July 5, 2015 by Kevin Ware

Photo courtesy of Kevin Ware Fort Irwin Army Community Service staff.   The Army Community Service will soon celebrate a significant milestone by celebrating its 50th year of service to Soldiers and Soldier Families. On July 25, 1965, General Harold Johnson, then the Army Chief of Staff, dispatched a letter to all commanders announcing the…

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News Briefs July 2015

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Now through Aug. 5 SAC Summer Camp. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. 1322 Pork Chop Hill. The Fort Irwin School Age Center Summer Camp Program accommodates children from kindergarten to fifth grade. SAC encourages physical, emotional, and social development through the following service areas: sports, fitness, and health options; life skills, citizenship…

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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted July 5, 2015 by Capt. Christinea Wagner

A Soldier from Fort Carson, Colo., drives a Stryker vehicle off a C-17 military aircraft at Barstow Daggett Airfield during an emergency deployment readiness exercise, May 21. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The…

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Jay Leno thanks Fort Irwin Soldiers, families

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin gives a thumbs up as he rides with Jay Leno in his “tank car.”   Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with his “tank car,” June 1. Soldiers, leadership and families of this installation had an…

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