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Thank you military spouses, families:

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Posted December 7, 2018 by Story and Photos by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville, visits NTC for the first time

Posted December 7, 2018 by From Vice Chief of Staff’s Twitter page:

The 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army visits Fort Irwin to observe and engage with 3/4 ABCT during their live fire exercises, as well as tour the installation’s improvements. These Soldiers don’t come to play, they come to win! They are at the National Training Center proving that the @USArmy is the best…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Posted December 7, 2018 by Story by Casey Slusser

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.

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Fort Irwin’s WACH Commander celebrates veterans with Barstow Community Hospital

Posted December 7, 2018 by Story and Photos by Casey Slusser

Veterans Day is officially observed on Nov. 11 each year. This is a day to commemorate those who have served. This year’s celebrations had the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. On this day, our nation shows its gratitude with ceremonies, parades and speeches, thanking our veterans…

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Fort Irwin Team completes 5th Annual Old Glory Relay

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Ken Drylie

Team RWB covers nearly 180 miles in 60 days At 7 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 11, , a group of runners gathered in the shadow of historic Fenway Park in Boston for the beginning of a two-month trek. The runners, all part of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue), unfurled an American Flag…

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Gobble Obstacle and 5K

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Fort Irwin Sports Fitness and Aquatics hosted a Gobble Obstacle Race and 5K run on Nov. 17. Runners gathered at the Blue Track for a chance to win prizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners received a turkey and pies Joshua Villagomez Runners take a photo at the start/finish line before getting into action. Janell…

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A Fort Irwin Thanksgiving: Feeding, thanking Soldiers, families on post

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It was a chance to sit down, connect and enjoy a hot, hearty holiday meal. Post Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, and Command Sgt. Major Matthew Lowe, along with fellow senior leaders, lined up and served Soldiers, family members, and civilians a robust dinner, Nov. 21, ahead of Thanksgiving Day. “Ensuring the…

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Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard at World Series

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard helped fans kick off their World Series experience in Los Angeles. Game No. 3 was the longest game in World Series (and post-season) history, with 18 innings over seven hours. Nine members of the National Training Center’s (NTC’s) joint color guard helped present the U.S. flag in ceremonies at Dodger…

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Procedures set for reporting, reclaiming stray animals

Posted November 2, 2018 by Directorate of Public Works

Since we began full operations in October 2017, the Animal Control Facility has captured 288 stray pets. Of those, 238 were reclaimed by their owners, 41 were adopted after being unclaimed, and another eight long-term residents were transferred to a local humane society for a better chance at adoption. Below are some things to consider…

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