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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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S and T Troop families get a taste of Army PT

Posted August 16, 2012 by By 2nd Lt. Evan FitzGerald

Troopers from the Supply and Transportation Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families conducted physical training at Fort Irwin July 23...

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 16, 2012

Posted August 16, 2012 by

TODAY The Fort Irwin Military and Civilian Spouses Club will hold a super Sign-Up event from 10 a.m. to 2p .m. at Sandy Basin Community Center. All spouses are welcome to come and learn about everything the club has to offer. Light refreshments will be served. Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30…

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Adopt-a-pet August 16, 2012

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Piglet, Pooh, Bert and Ernie are adorable male kittens who are looking for forever homes. Bert and Ernie are about 12 weeks old and were found together in the trash, where they were rescued and brought to the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic. They are very sweet but would do best in a family that understands…

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Mass casualty training at NTC provides critical experience for medics

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

The Soldiers at FOB Denver were hammered with a mock artillery attack, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and lasted almost 10 minutes - an unwelcome surprise designed to test the units ability to triage mass casualties....

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519th prepares for OEF deployment at the National Training Center

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and photo by 1st. Lt. Lindsay D. Roman

The 519th Military Intelligence Task Force “Thunder” from Fort Bliss, Texas, is participating in a rotation in the National Training Center to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn...

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and Photos by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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Lead 7 Sends – August 17, 2012

Posted August 16, 2012 by CSM Lehr

We all communicate every day – but we sometimes don’t communicate effectively. When was the last time you texted one of your Soldiers? Is sending a text message a reliable form of communication? Is sending an email effective? What about a phone call?

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Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Antwaun Parrish

Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn’t her fate as she makes her mark on the Army....

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2012-2013 Fort Irwin Influenza immunization campaign underway

Posted August 23, 2012 by Information provided by Fort Irwin MEDDAC

The 2012-2013 Influenza Immunization Campaign at Fort Irwin has kicked off in preparation for the influenza season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Individuals over the age of 65, young children, and individuals with certain health conditions…

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