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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted October 25, 2012 by Dale Domek

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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Make it a safe Halloween for the kids

Posted October 25, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Follow some basic guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween: Trick or Treaters Carry a flashlight. Walk, don’t run. Stay on Sidewalks. Obey traffic signals. Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. Shoes should fit…

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted October 25, 2012 by Tony Untulan

STACY CARDONA Where do you volunteer? Army Community Service What you do as a volunteer? I am the Crackerjack Flats Residential Area Mayor What do you get out of volunteering? Volunteering provides me with an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and strengthen my ties to the community. How did you get started…

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October NTC training prepared National Guard units for upcoming mission in Afghanistan

Posted November 8, 2012 by Sgt. Vannessa L. Josey

More than 500 National Guard Soldiers recently completed the last step of their mobilization training in preparation for their upcoming Security Forces Assistance Advisor Team mission in Afghanistan.

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Community Calendar – November 8th, 2012

Posted November 8, 2012 by

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 9 “The Price is Right” TV show. 10 a.m. Los Angeles CBS channel 2. Watch Soldiers from the NTC and Fort Irwin compete and win! Nov. 10 Fort Irwin Super Chili Bowl. 5 – 8 p.m. Fort Irwin Town Center. Early…

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The Fort Irwin desert and it’s magnificent wildlife

Posted November 21, 2012 by Clarence Everly

The number of different species of plants and animals in the Mojave Desert is much greater than many of the iconic scenic areas in California, including old growth redwood forests, coastal bluffs, and picturesque meadows in the Sierra Nevada.

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted November 29, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate’s Office NTC and Fort Irwin

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poetry contest

Posted November 29, 2012 by John E. Winkfield

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin EO and EEO Offices are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest in the Fort Irwin community. High school students, Military, Family members, and Department of the Army civilians are all invited to participate. The winner will have the opportunity to read his or her winning…

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Visiting The Tonight Show

Posted November 29, 2012 by Pamela Portland

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin visited NBC studios in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, as audience guests of The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno. Soldiers were treated to a dinner before the show and the program taped that evening was shown on Thanksgiving Day.

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Maintaining not only efficiency, but proficiency

Posted November 29, 2012 by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

Troopers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted training for their upcoming Bradley Gunnery Skills Test, here, Nov. 13. The training included how to assemble, mount and fire the weapon systems on M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

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