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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo 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. Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and leadership with United States Army Medical Department Activity commemorated the anniversary, which has a theme this year of “The Army Nursing Team:…

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Having fun learning fire safety at open house

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin Fire Department held an open house in support of national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7. Families, children, Soldiers and community members attended the occasion at Fort Irwin Fire Station 1 – one of two fires stations here. The community outreach event has been hosted annually for the past 30 years, said Fort…

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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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Roller Derby skate-a-thon supports team training, travel

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s Heavy ArmHER competitive women’s roller derby team held its fourth annual skate-a-thon fundraiser March 4. The event helps support team training programs and defray the cost of travelling to competitions. Team members skated laps for nearly three hours at the basketball courts near Fort Irwin’s Splash Park. Many had secured…

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Oktoberfest brings German culture to Fort Irwin

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community had the opportunity to share in the worldwide tradition of Oktoberfest celebrating German culture on Oct. 12. The original Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany for two weeks that celebrates Bavarian culture with food, beverages, music, carnival rides and a parade. The Fort Irwin…

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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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Run/walk promotes children’s dental health

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Dental Command (DENTAC) hosted its very first Tooth Decay 2K Run/Walk to promote children’s dental health awareness, here, March 11. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, commander of Fort Irwin DENTAC, credited the idea to her senior non-commissioned officer’s (NCO) daughter who found it difficult to say tooth decay.  When…

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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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Science on a sphere

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The historic Harvey House in Barstow served as the location that many would say was an “out of this world” experience as the Science on a Sphere exhibit officially opened. On hand to kick-off the event were dignitaries from NASA, Deep Space Network and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the High Desert and a handful of stars…

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Torrance Celebrates Armed Forces Days

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Kenneth Drylie

Torrance, CA — The City of Torrance paid tribute to the five branches of the military during the 57th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Days Celebration, May 20-22. This year the honored service was the U.S. Army. The 2016 parade Grand Marshal was General Robert “Abe” Abrams, commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command. Abrams’ command is…

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