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Back to school a special time for families

Posted August 1, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga

Back to school is Aug. 7 and for the children and parents of this post, it will be a time to enjoy one of life’s special moments. Our children will not be in kindergarten or second grade again. It will happen only once. That is one of the reasons leadership of the National Training Center…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

Posted August 1, 2014 by G.A. Volb

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Posted August 1, 2014 by M. Douglas Smith

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

Posted July 3, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga,

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Notarial services explained

Posted July 3, 2014 by Sgt. Anthony Lancaster

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Celebrating enduring achievements of Caribbean Americans

Posted June 6, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Chadd Breit

Photo by Kenneth Drylie, Public Affairs OfficeFounder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr. Claire Nelson (doctorate in engineering management), speaks at the 2014 Fort Irwin Caribbean American Heritage celebration here, June 4. According to the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office, the institute is the leading Caribbean American advocacy organization. Under her leadership,…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted June 6, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Posted May 2, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Chadd E. Breit

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May to recognize the history, diversity, contributions by those cultures to the United States. We pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islander people, who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. This month was chosen to…

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My friend has been assaulted, what do I do?

Posted May 2, 2014 by 1st Lt. Nicole Myers

If a friend has been assaulted, there are several things you can do to help. Ensure your friend is at a safe location away from the perpetrator. If not, take him or her to a safe place. If there is an immediate threat to the victim’s safety, contact military law enforcement or local police immediately….

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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