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11th ACR, Japanese unit adapt, overcome for successful partnership

Posted March 10, 2014 by Sgt. Erik Thurman

Troopers assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment review plans alongside soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force while training at the National Training Center in January. A battalion of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force joined Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for a first-of-its-kind training exercise at the National…

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Health & Safety

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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Photo by Sgt. Paul Sale, Operations Group
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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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Adhering to pet policies benefits community

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Christina Hansen, a veterinarian technician, here, holds Duke, a lab-mix that was eventually adopted by a resident of Fort Irwin. Unregistered stray pets use up resources If you’re an animal lover you’re not going to like the following number. 346. That is the number of stray animals (dogs primarily) that were brought in to the Fort Irwin…

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Health & Safety

Story Time teaches children about safety helmets

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The month of March was a time for the nation and the United States Army to inform the public and military community that brain injuries are a serious threat to quality of life.

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Autism Awareness

Posted May 2, 2014 by Evelyn Sandoval-Villalobos,

Fort Irwin community members came out to support Autism Awareness month during a walk here, April 2. April was Autism Awareness Month and the Exceptional Family Member Program held an awareness walk as an opportunity to educate the community about autism. Participants showed their support by wearing blue. What is Autism? According to www.autism-society..org, “Autism…

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Easter egg hunt euphoria

Posted May 2, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

How do you get 1,000 people to an event on Fort Irwin?

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Performance Triad initiative to treat disease through prevention

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maj. Robyn Shelton

If you haven’t heard about the Performance Triad, you soon will. It is one of the Army Surgeon General’s top priorities in transforming Army medicine from a focus on treating disease to a prevention focused system of health. The Performance Triad is a shift toward a preventive medicine system that promotes a healthy lifestyle for…

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Creativity for a good cause earns boy bicycle

Posted May 2, 2014 by Serina Viers

Fort Irwin’s Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force recently held a post-wide coloring contest to raise awareness in the community, and more than 450 children entered the competition.

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