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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

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

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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Evening marks end of scouting year

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

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Tables covered with blue and gold decorations, pool noodles transformed into Star Wars sabers, and children of all ages joyously ran around the Sandy Basin Community Center in celebration to mark the end of another scouting year for Pack 67 on March 14. Moderator for the evening, Cub Master Richard Lewis…

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On the cutting edge of fun

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Jason Miller

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 trip, the kiddos got a photo opportunity at the Pizka Indian petroglyphs, a local Native American historical site, and visited an old Pony Express…

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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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NCOs: Tune in to talk leader development during ‘Town Hall 2’

Posted June 20, 2016 by Supunnee Ulibarri

Army photograph The State of NCO Development Town Hall 2 is June 23. 2016. The chat room is open from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT. The senior leader panel discussion is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Watch and participate live in the chat room at www.emc.army.mil/broadcast, or ask questions via social media. Upload your…

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B Co., 229th Avn. Regt. Soldier remembered as warrior and friend at Fort Irwin memorial service

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — U.S. Army Spc. Javier Majak was deployed serving as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Maintainer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with B Co. 229 Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, when he fell ill from an aggressive form of cancer. He died Feb. 13. Majak, 32, was loved by many. His…

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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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Fort Irwins 5th Annual Denim Day Walk

Posted April 19, 2017 by

Army photograph by Pfc. Austin Anyzeski 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Troopers walk in support of Fort Irwin’s 5th Annual Denim Day Walk, promoting awareness of sexual harassment and assault, April 17, 2016. Denim Day is an annual international campaign to promote awareness of sexual assault and harassment, and to empower individuals to intervene in order…

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My transformation

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Lewis Elementary School Hosts annual Fall Carnival

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The playground of Lewis Elementary School was transformed into a family-friendly Fall Carnival by the Parent Teacher Association Oct. 5. “It was pretty well done, it actually looked like carnival games,” said Tamara Ureno, a parent of a transitional kindergarten student at Lewis. Lewis Elementary is part of the Silver Valley…

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