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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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Remembering September 11, honoring the fallen

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community paid tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a remembrance walk and a memorial service, Sept. 11, 2015. The remembrance walk began at Army Field on this military installation and continued to the center chapel. The NTC and Fort Irwin…

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‘This is the year’

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

“Hey if we’re going to do it, this is the year.” That was Capt. Jason King to his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King, an operations sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Ky., while discussing the 2015 Best Ranger Competition a few months ago. The captain, who serves with the Army Corps…

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Education fair a jumpstart to degree

Posted September 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The annual Fort Irwin Education Fair provided Soldiers, family members and the community an opportunity to speak with representatives from 35 educational, military and Veterans service organizations, Aug. 13. The fair, hosted by the Fort Irwin Education Center, has become an annual event where those interested in starting or furthering higher educational goals can expect…

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth through eighth graders and their teachers for three mornings, Feb. 18-20, to help them learn how to end bullying and prevent suicide. At school assemblies during the three days, Sparky helped the students learn how to appreciate, respect and love themselves…

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