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New Raptor takes flight

Posted October 4, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

Yellow roses are handed to Ivette Guadalupe, wife of Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., who is the new commander of 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., as the new commander for 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, during a change of command…

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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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What do to when your household goods get damaged in transit

Posted October 4, 2012 by Capt. Jennifer Donahue

You just arrived to Fort Irwin. You are very happy that your household goods have just arrived – finally, a bed to sleep on. As the movers are unpacking, you notice damage to your furniture. Later when you are unpacking your boxes, you notice that many items are broken. What do you do? The number…

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Gold Star Dads connect with Fort Irwin Soldiers

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

Gold Star Dads and Blue Star Mothers, originations dedicated to helping those who lost a family member or have family members currently serving, held an event Aug. 11 in Riverside, Calif., in remembrance to those who have fallen or are currently serving...

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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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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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Search and attack STX training lane scenario replicates real-life combat situations

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story by Capt. Chad Cooper

Soldiers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment replicated an insurgent training camp at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 6, in order to prepare the Rotational Training Unit for typical enemy targets they might encounter for their upcoming deployment.

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Building strong bonds

Posted December 6, 2012 by Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin gathered on a chilly morning to test their mettle at the Post Command Sergeant Major sponsored Senior NCO “Fun Run” and Team building event, Nov. 27. The event was held at the post obstacle course, with a few “twists” that tested the senior NCO…

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