Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC
Events

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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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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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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NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

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

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a quarterly military and civilian awards ceremony, Jan 12. The event awarded Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians for various achievements. The non-commissioned officer of the year, for fiscal year 2014, received an Army Commendation Medal. Four Soldiers and NCOs received Army Achievement Medals for winning…

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Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho
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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King
Events

‘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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Leadership honors superb volunteers

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…

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Codi Kozacek
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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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