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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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Children enjoy Stone Soup for National Nutrition Month

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital’s Nutrition Care Division, along with the children and staff of Fort Irwin’s School Age Center (SAC), performed “Stone Soup” March 15 in celebration of National Nutrition Health Month.  Fort Irwin’s adaptation of the play was designed to emphasize the pillars of health that increase an individual’s mental…

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MWR honors military families with annual spaghetti dinner

Posted December 7, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Each November the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. This is to recognize the daily sacrifices these families make. Fort Irwin’s Family & Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted its second annual Spaghetti dinner at the Sam Adams club on Nov. 14. This event is sponsored by MWR…

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1916th Battalion’s Desert Warriors celebrate fall festival

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

On the late afternoon of Sept. 21, more than 300 Soldiers and family members of the 1916th Support Battalion and their kin took a break from training day 12 to celebrate their second fall festival at the battalion’s motor pool here. “We perform excellently in NTC and during rotations, hands down, but this is about…

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A day at the races: Local Cub Scouts take part in 65th annual Pinewood Derby

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Excited scouts filtered into Sandy Basin Community Center with their handcrafted wood cars in tow Feb. 24. Twenty-five Cub Scouts, both boys, and girls participated in the Pinewood Derby hosted by Fort Irwin Cub Scout Pack 67. The Pinewood Derby is a time-honored tradition of the Boy Scouts. “A little competition…

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Fort Irwin celebrates National Black History Month

Posted March 2, 2018 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin celebrated National Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center Feb. 7.  Lt.  Col. LaJohnne Morris, the Staff Judge Advocate for the National Training Center, was the guest speaker with Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, in attendance. For many years African American culture developed separately from mainstream American…

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Fort Irwin MEDDAC Soldiers fight, race, win for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K

Posted November 2, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Medical Activity hosted their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K for Soldiers, family and community members on Oct. 27. “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer; spread the word about mammograms; and encourage communities, organizations, families and…

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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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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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