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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena Public Affairs Office

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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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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Your Installation

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Fort Irwin Fire personnel carry a “casualty” to an air medical evacuation helicopter of the 2916th Aviation Battalion here.   Exercise incident command post personnel: (left to right) Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith, Physical Security and Crime Prevention Officer Tom Boggs, Provost Marshall Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell, sergeant major…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither...

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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted July 5, 2015 by Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Veterans

Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Three Soldiers of 2nd Transportation Company here staffed a static display inside the stadium. (From left) Spc. Ryan Diedrich, Sgt. Aaron Jones and Pfc. Marshall Peterson spoke with the public and answered questions regarding a M1240 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Here – Matthew and Sarah Edgington and their boys, Carson and Kellen of Pasadena,…

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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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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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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