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Lewis Elementary back to school

Posted February 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Students return to a repaired Lewis Elementary after 2013 monsoon damage. Ribbon cutting celebrates team effort during transition Gustavo Bahena On Jan. 13, children returned to Lewis Elementary School on Fort Irwin since flooding closed it August 2013. It felt like fall on Fort Irwin – with the cool, clear morning and children being taken…

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Army Chief of Staff visits National Training Center

Posted February 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks with officers of Operations Group, here, at a working lunch during his visit to the National Training Center, Jan. 30. The Army’s highest ranking general visited with Soldiers and various unit leaders at the National Training Center during a trip to the high…

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NTC commander receives second star

Posted February 7, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Photo courtesy Training Support Center Major Gen. Ted Martin is joined by his family after his promotion ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Jan. 24. Wife, Stephanie, and sons Anthony and Teddy attended the traditional ceremony, which saw Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command, pin a second star…

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In the arms of loved ones

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

171st Movement Control Team returns from deployment to Kuwait, Iraq Photo by Pamela Portland, pao BEST GIFT EVER: Sergeant Jared Ellenwood, of the 171st Movement Control Team, receives a hug from wife Tabitha and daughter Madeline after redeploying in time for the holidays, here, Dec. 14. Soldiers of the 171st Movement Control Team from the…

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Bringing the gridiron to ‘the box’

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa and Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, Families part of FOX NFL Thanksgiving broadcast from NTC training area Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers and Family members atop an M1 Abrams tank yell out a cheer during a FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show. The show was broadcast live from a National Training Center training village before the…

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Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria receives a non-commissioned officer sword from Col. Jon Braga during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 15. On a clear, breezy morning on this High Desert military installation, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15….

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51st TICO Soldier recounts her journey to the United States

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares her story below. Her name is not used, because of the changing political…

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‘Heroes to Careers’ summit a great informational resource

Posted November 1, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Even if you’re not getting out of the Army soon, the Heroes to Careers summit was a great conference to have attended. Even if you are not currently serving, the summit was full of information that can be shared. The resource meeting was held Oct. 15, here, and was attended by 14 different organizations, who…

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Fort Irwin breaks ground for 9/11 Memorial

Posted October 4, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Les Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers, firefighters, and military and civilian security personnel stand behind a 9/11 ceremony display that included two, five-foot steel beams from the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The ceremony took place Sept. 11 and served as a ground breaking for a memorial to those…

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I ask you to think about the American Spirit and what it means to be an American

Posted October 4, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

Photo by Les Ozawa Public Affairs Office Two steel beams from the World Trade Center twin towers will be part of a 9/11 Memorial being built at Fort Irwin. (Editor’s note: Col. Jon Braga’s speech has been re-printed here after he spoke to an audience gathered at a ground breaking ceremony for a 9/11 Memorial…

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