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Army requires providing of family, child support

Posted May 2, 2014 by Capt. Joseph D. Galli

Marriages sometime break down and the parties decide to separate. While this can be a difficult situation for all involved, it is important to understand the legal and administrative implications that arise when separating from your spouse. In addition to any applicable state law, Army regulation 608-99 outlines the obligations of Soldiers in connection with…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted March 27, 2012 by anradmin

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Women Soldiers test female-specific body armor

Posted July 26, 2012 by By J.D. Leopold

Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, with more customized...

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New Army Child & Youth Fee Policy implemented

Posted October 11, 2012 by DeBorah J. Harris

On Oct. 1, the Army Child & Youth Fee Policy for fiscal year 2012-13 was implemented for Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Middle School & Teen Programs, SKIES Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. New Family Child Care fees will be implemented on Nov. 1. Ten percent will…

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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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Fort Irwin at America’s pastime

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The San Diego Padres honored Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during a game, Aug. 3. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met Alan “Tiny” Wright, a Veteran of the of the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria threw out the first pitch…

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Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted May 3, 2012 by Fort Irwin Staff Judge Advocate and Public Affairs Office

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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Anti-drug catchphrase still relevant

Posted November 21, 2012 by Capt. Matt Wright

The phrase ‘Just Say No to Drugs’ may seem like an old cliché from the 1980’s, but if you are a Soldier or Family Member at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, you should pay attention and take that advice to heart. Abusing illegal drugs at the NTC and Fort Irwin can have serious…

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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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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted June 7, 2012 by Photos by Casey Slusser

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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