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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

Posted July 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Three Soldiers of 2nd Transportation Company here staffed a static display inside the stadium. (From left) Spc. Ryan Diedrich, Sgt. Aaron Jones and Pfc. Marshall Peterson spoke with the public and answered questions regarding a M1240 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Here – Matthew and Sarah Edgington and their boys, Carson and Kellen of Pasadena,…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Event moderator Sgt. Monik Phan, dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress, introduces keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, who spoke about his experiences as a teenager after the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and his escape as a teenager three years later. Phan serves with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment and…

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted May 1, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8.

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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted March 6, 2015 by Brooke Self

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21.

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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2.

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On the cutting edge of fun

Posted February 6, 2015 by Jason Miller

Photo courtesy of Desert Discovery Tour Children with the EDGE! program here enjoyed a Desert Discovery Tour aboard Polaris RZR off-road vehicles, Jan. 10. Local military kids enjoyed a trip to Inscription Canyon with the EDGE! program while touring the high desert in the Desert Discovery Tour Polaris RZR off-road vehicles, Jan. 10. “On the…

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More Mud and Guts Run fun

Posted November 7, 2014 by G.A. Volb

  Hundreds braved an early-morning chill Oct. 18 for the latest Fort Irwin “Mud and Guts Run.”   Getting sweaty, dirty and wet was all part of the fun as runners overcame obstacles and mud pits.  The event received the following comments from attendees and community members at our Facebook page: Janette Rivera: “Great job…

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Soldiers sustain Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade tradition

Posted November 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

Dozens of Fort Irwin Soldiers in battle gear, in service uniforms, in boots, on horses, and in Army vehicles, led the way for several hundred other participants that paraded down Barstow’s Main Street on a pleasant Saturday evening, Oct. 25.

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