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“I’m joining the U.S. military”

Posted October 4, 2013 by Leslie Ozawa

Photo courtesy Sgt. M As an Iraqi citizen in 2008, Sgt. M (left) worked as a translator for U.S. Special Forces training Iraqi Special Forces units. Immigrant to America inspired to enlist after interpreting for U.S. Special Forces in Iraq Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to…

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Inspiring a bright future from the past

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and…

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Fort Irwin breaks ground on replacement hospital

Posted June 7, 2012 by By Ken Drylie

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin broke ground for a new hospital to replace the aging Weed Army Community Hospital May 30. “This ground breaking ceremony sets into motion the process that will...

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You are a Soldier for Life

Posted March 1, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

“Soldiers past and present are selflfless, disciplined, and innovative. They have lived, served, and led with moral and ethical courage. They are Soldiers for Life and their attributes will make them a welcome addition to any organization.”

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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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Army to invest $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

Posted March 24, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON — The Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a media roundtable March 15, Katherine…

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Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

Posted July 19, 2012 by Photos by Caroline Keyser

Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, hands off the NCO sword of responsibility to incoming Garrison command sergeant major Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez during an assumption of responsibility ceremony...

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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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Aviation unit receives new commander

Posted September 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Lieutenant Col. William Garber III (left) receives the 2916th Aviation Battalion colors from Col. Matthew Ruedi during a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Garber took command of the 2916th, which is a battalion in the 916th Support Brigade, commanded by Ruedi. The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change…

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Horse Detachment simulates smuggling illegal weapons

Posted May 3, 2012 by Story and Photos by Spc. Anthony J. Lecours

Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high. By donning disguises and using pack mules to...

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