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Salutes & Awards

NTC, Fort Irwin commends civilians, servicemembers

Posted August 7, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

David Goetsch, Spc. Jonathan Tanner and Calvin Phillips. Tanner is the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldier of the Year for fiscal year 2015; he is an unmanned aircraft systems operator with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment here. Goetsch is the president of the High Desert chapter of the Association of the United States…

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Local

Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted August 7, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, speaks at her change of command ceremony, July 7. Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney,…

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Army

West Point Cadets assist with storm water management plan

Posted August 7, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Photo courtesy of Col. Fred Meyer, USMA United States Military Academy Cadets Addison Bieger and Marshall Kobylski (kneeling) work with Reuben Sasaki of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take a distance measurement. From the lush, western banks of the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of New York City, two…

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Events

Fort Irwin July 4th celebration a blast!

Posted August 7, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

On stage: National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, “Liquid Blue” and the previous garrison commander, Col. Jon Braga. Martin and Braga presented the band with a framed certificate for their performance at the “Red, White and Boom” celebration here, July 4.   The Fort Irwin community honored the nation’s birthday…

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Health & Safety

Reward exceptional patient care by filling out five-minute survey

Posted August 7, 2015 by Michael Beaton,

Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey in the mail about your visit and care at Weed Army Community Hospital facilities here? Filling out the APLSS is your opportunity to provide WACH leadership with anonymous feedback, which is taken very seriously at all levels. The APLSS is fielded by the Office of the…

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Local

Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Posted August 7, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel heeding the call to assist in the Lake Fire: Wayne Van Luven, engineer, who has served here 23 years; Eddie Plaxton, firefighter, who has served here nine years; Capt. Rhett Warsaw, captain of medic engine 411 for B shift, and; Eric Evans, firefighter paramedic, who has served here since September…

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ACS serving Soldiers, Families for 50 years

Posted August 7, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Cutting the Army Community Service birthday cake: ACS Director Kevin Ware, Mrs. Leann Martin, FMWR Director Sonia Betancourt and Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Taylor. Fort Irwin celebrated the 50th year of Army Community Service with a ceremony attended by program staff, leadership and community members here, July 22. Kevin Ware, director…

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Local

Blackhorse Association a connection to history, tradition

Posted August 7, 2015 by Sgt. Eric Thurman

From across the country, Veterans from the Blackhorse Association, along with their families, attended a homecoming with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment here, June 12.

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Events

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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Events

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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