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Respite care available for families with exceptional family member

Posted February 7, 2014 by Evelyn Sandoval-Villalobos

The Army Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and exceptional family member’s severe chronic conditions or significant medical…

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2013-2014 flu season update

Posted February 7, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton and Capt. Liza Bort

Preventive Medicine Services, here, has once again led the way in providing flu shots during fiscal year 2013-2014. To date, more than 4,000 flu vaccines have been administered to active duty Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in the Fort Irwin health service area. Our National Training Center‘s current influenza status is 99.4 percent. Way…

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3-2 Stryker and Japanese unit conclude their first decisive action rotation

Posted February 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army wrapped up its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, here, Jan. 31.

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Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for first time

Posted February 7, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

In a first-ever deployment of its kind, members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force trained at the National Training Center during the January rotation.

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NTC provides realistic training for Special Forces

Posted February 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Taylor

The mission of the National Training Center is to provide tough, realistic joint and combined arms training, focused at the brigade combat team level and below. But NTC is not limited to training just Army battalions and brigades.

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Spring is for the birds

Posted February 7, 2014 by Heidi Jo Erickson

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted February 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Events

Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club to host “Viva Las Irwin” casino night fundraiser

Posted February 7, 2014 by Sue Jones

The Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin will host its fourth annual Casino Night Fundraiser, “Viva Las Irwin,” here, March 1. Inspired by rat-pack-era casino parties, this fundraising gala will transport you to the glitz and glamour that was Las Vegas in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Enjoy buffet-style dining and tasty cocktails, live…

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‘Night of the Arts’ showcases student creativity

Posted February 7, 2014 by Pamela Harvin

Fort Irwin Middle School band members perform during the “Night of the Arts,” here, Jan. 16. Fort Irwin Middle School hosted an evening where students were able to show off their creative talents, Jan. 16. “Night of the Arts” allowed students to display artwork and perform in a variety of talents for parents and the…

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January 2014 birth announcements

Posted February 7, 2014 by Jaime Slocum

Darion Damari – boy Jan. 4 at 12:11 a.m. 8 lbs., 6 oz., 21 inches Sgt. 1st Class Damion Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Carlet Clark Unit/Company: Mission and Installation Contracting Command Cain Joseph – boy Jan. 4 at 2:03 p.m. 6 lbs., 6 oz., 19 inches Spc. Cody Sparks and Spc. Selina Sparks Unit/Company:…

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