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11th ACR celebrates 115th birthday

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine, 11th ACR Public Affairs

Soldiers, friends and family members of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment gathered to honor the unit’s 115th birthday with a special meal and cake-cutting ceremony at dining facility 1 here, Feb. 2. The 11th ACR was established by a Congressional act to increase cavalry assets within the United States Army. Shortly after the Spanish-American War…

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Star rises during talent search

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

A crowd of more than 500 fans of local Operation Rising Star singers cheered on the 10 finalists at Shock Wave here, Sept 25. Master of ceremonies Jovany Rivas introduced the contestants to fans and judges Vanessa Rice of Army Community Service, Judy Ann Martir of Sports Fitness and Aquatics, and Nicole Ringsletter of Oasis…

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Leadership, Soldiers support Veterans Day events

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

Commanders and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin paid tribute to Veterans Day by attending and participating at several ceremonies in Southern California, Nov. 11. Locations of events supported included: Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow; Veterans Home of California in Barstow; General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit; Victorville Veterans…

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11th ACR receives proclamation from Victorvillet

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received a very special honor from the city of Victorville, Jan 28. The regiment was awarded a proclamation issued by Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia. Proclamations are ceremonial documents distributed by the mayor’s office to recognize extraordinary service provided by organizations or individuals supporting significant events within a community. The proclamation…

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Fort Irwin revels at Rocktoberfest

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

The National Training Center’s first Rocktoberfest – a Fort Irwin-styled tribute to the German Oktoberfest – started with a VolksParade at 3:30 p.m. from Shock Wave, Sept. 26 The enthusiasm of the few dozen paraders sizzled even hotter than the late summer, afternoon sun. Some chilled out with a taste of the brews to come…

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11th ACR leads Veterans Day parade

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Photo by Spc. Taria Clayton, 11th ACR Public Affairs Four riders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment adorned in 1901 uniforms and a formation of 40 Blackhorse troopers led the 19th Annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade. For additional photos of Veterans Day events, turn to page 10.

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Run for the Fallen “Night Glow Run” draws 300 participants

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

More than 300 runners participated in a special Run for the Fallen 3.1 mile “Night Glow Run” held across Fort Irwin, Aug. 28. The run honored servicemembers, who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families. In remembrance of the fallen, runners were encouraged to wear blue. Hundreds…

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Changing of the Stole marks transition in pastoral duties

Posted May 1, 2015 by Submitted by Valerie Adams, Family Life Coordinator

Pastoral duties for two religious services transitioned to three pastors during ceremonies at the main post chapel here, March 22 and 29. A Changing of the Stole ceremony March 22 was presided over by National Training Center and Fort Irwin Chaplain (Col.) Terry McBride. McBride oversaw Chaplain (Capt.) Wayne VandeKrol relinquish Multi-Cultural Gospel pastoral duties…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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