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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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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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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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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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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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Fort Irwin July 4th celebration a blast!

Posted August 7, 2015 by Photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin community honored the nation’s birthday by celebrating at the “Red, White and Boom” bash on Army Field here, July 4. Leadership, Soldiers of this installation, families, civilians and servicemembers of the rotational training unit attended the extravaganza that included food, games, music, camaraderie and a fireworks display. The band “Liquid Blue” covered…

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Army Community Service celebrates its 50th year anniversary

Posted July 2, 2015 by Submitted by Kevin Ware

Photo courtesy of Kevin Ware Fort Irwin Army Community Service staff. The Army Community Service will soon celebrate a significant milestone by celebrating its 50th year of service to Soldiers and Soldier Families. On July 25, 1965, General Harold Johnson, then the Army Chief of Staff, dispatched a letter to all commanders announcing the approval…

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the Army’s 240th birthday with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, June 14. The on-field activities encompassed a cake-cutting ceremony with Col. Jon Braga, Col. Todd Kimura and Pvt. Kareem McLeod. Kimura, commander of Dental Clinic Command here, represented the oldest…

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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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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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