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Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

Posted August 30, 2012 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson

Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.....

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Bob Lucas

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Sergeant receives Soldier’s Medal for saving two children

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

EL MONTE, Calif. — Sgt. James B. Bennett was presented the Soldier’s Medal for exceptional heroism during an awards ceremony at the El Monte, Calif., U.S. Army Reserve Center, Sept. 8. The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to Bennett for his actions in Fresno, Calif., Jan. 28, when he and his father, James D. Bennett, saved…

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Motivational speaker, musician to highlight Suicide Prevention Month campaign events

Posted September 6, 2013 by Michael Duncan

  The NTC and Fort Irwin welcomes motivational speakers Glen Bloomstrom and Pete Huttlinger (also a musician) for keynote training events during Suicide Prevention Month at Freedom Fitness Center, Sept. 23 and 24. Daily presentation times will be: 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., and 3 – 4 p.m….

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Hundreds gather for Vacation Bible School Fanfare finale

Posted September 6, 2013 by Angela Quixchan

Not quite an army, but a battalion’s worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year’s Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years

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Leading the Way

Posted September 6, 2013 by

  Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre shares a laugh with 2916th Aviation Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Will Elliott, who presented her with his team jersey to thank her for speaking at Fort Irwin’s Women’s Equality Day event at Sandy Basin Community Center, Aug. 21. The event featured a video of leaders of the gender equality movement…

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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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Generous Community

Posted September 6, 2013 by

  The Feds Feed Families campaign on Fort Irwin concluded with a donation of food totaling almost 15,000 pounds to several programs that help community members of Barstow, Calif. The Fort Irwin Commissary, directed by Cynthia Hernandez, loaded onto a delivery truck and van: canned food, dried food items, watermelons, potatoes and bottled water for…

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True friends make all the difference

Posted September 6, 2013 by Behavior Health Public Affairs Officer MEDDAC,

Friends, family can help loved ones experiencing suicidal thoughts The Department of Behavioral Health at Mary Walker Clinic, here, wants to do its part in helping slow the rising trend in Army suicides. In 2012, more than 350 active duty servicemembers, across all military branches, took their own lives; of these, 182 were Soldiers. This…

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Changing of the Stole

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Photo courtesy of Center Chapel The Contemporary Protestant Worship Service that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel was able to participate in the “Changing of the Stole Ceremony” between Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Doug Prentice and Chaplain (Maj.) Bart Herndon, July 28. Chaplain Prentice was departing for a follow-on…

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