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Fort Irwin Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted August 2, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Les Ozawa Fort Irwin’s new garrison commander, Col. Jonathan P. Braga (left), receives the Fort Irwin colors from Mr. Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director of Installation Management Command’s Central Region, during a change of command ceremony, here, July 11. At center is former commander Col. Kurt J. Pinkerton, whose next assignment is with U.S….

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness month

Posted August 2, 2013 by Donald Bracey

Throughout the month of August 2013, Fort Irwin and all United States Army installations, facilities and forces will focus their efforts to heighten awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect Army communities from acts of terrorism. By integrating Antiterrorism doctrinal principles with constant AT awareness the Army ensures the safety and security of its people…

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Off-duty attire policy reflects pride in appearance, culture conducive to professional development

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jason Miller

Editor’s note: Blue flyers (see previous page) depicting the policy for off-duty attire have been placed in facilities throughout this military installation. Anyone violating the policy will be denied service at that facility. The following text provides additional information about the flyers. 1. What prompted this policy? Not one single act prompted this policy; it…

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NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

Posted July 5, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Office (Left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, Pvt. Michael Murphy, Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi and Col. Flip Wilson cut a cake during the Army’s 238th birthday celebration at Fort Irwin, June 14. Lehr and Wilson are part of the command team for the NTC and Fort…

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Use that GI Bill money

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jason Miller

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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Two named ‘NCO and Soldier of the Year’ after competition

Posted June 7, 2013 by ustavo Bahena

Photos by Gustavo Bahena Sergeant Stella Hardcastle (left) has won the distinction of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Matthew Holiday earned the honors of Soldier of the Year for the fiscal year 2013 at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin after a competition, May 6-7. After a two-day contest in May amongst…

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Achieving high state of training during current fiscal conditions

Posted June 7, 2013 by Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

With the current fiscal uncertainty the Non-commissioned Officer Corps must become more imaginative in how we conduct small unit training opportunities. The focus of the NCO Corps must always continue to be on training our small units for combat. We can do this! As the old adage goes; “when given lemons – make lemonade.” Some…

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Young patriot gets to be a Soldier for a day at Fort Irwin

Posted June 7, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens, Vulture Team, Operations Group National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin conducts an honorary swearing in for Adam Wolfe, May 28. Adam Wolfe had wanted to be in the Army since he was a small child and his aspiration was realized when he…

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Bad decisions

Posted May 3, 2013 by Capt. Steven Shim

SJA, NTC and Fort Irwin People today like to make light of the things people do and say after they’ve had too much to drink. Most people probably laughed when Vince Vaughn’s character in the movie “Wedding Crashers” said, “let’s get drunk and make some bad decisions,” as if it was something to brag about….

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Article 32(b) provides Soldiers with UCMJ rights

Posted May 3, 2013 by Sgt. John Lemus Paralegal

SJA, NTC and Fort Irwin It is very important for Soldiers to know their rights when being accused of committing a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Soldiers’ rights are most commonly referred to as “Article 32(b) rights” and can be found in the UCMJ. Briefly, these rights are: (1) the right to…

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