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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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Scientists set aside lab coats to interact with Soldiers

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Scientists from various fields and serving in Department of Defense laboratories visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 16. The eight scientists arrived to this installation with escort by Lt. Col. Mary Miller, a microbiologist and surgeon cell chief with 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground,…

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Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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Fort Irwin community shows unity at annual Denim Day Walk

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

Braving blustery, chill winds from the Pacific, an estimated 3,000-strong army of Soldiers, family members and civilians lined up in formation at the Fort Irwin commissary parking lot at 9 a.m. on April 25. Led by the 11th ACR horse detachment, the citizens of Fort Irwin, some with children, others with strollers and babies, then…

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NTC Remembers 9/11

Posted October 7, 2016 by By Kenneth Drylie

Fort Irwin, CALIF — The Fort Irwin Community gathered together on September 12th to remember the terror attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, and honor those who fell that day and in the 15 years of combat that resulted from those attacks. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community…

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New Central Issue Facility Opens

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Central Issue Facility has moved locations with more modern conveniences and is now open for business after a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility operated under the Logistics Readiness Center provides Soldiers with modern fitting rooms, sewing support and proper uniform wearing displays in a warm and modern store like…

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Roller Derby Team Promotes Strong Women

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

The crash and bash of the Heavy Arm-Her Roller Derby (HARD) Team could be heard for miles, during the third-annual Skate-a-Thon held April 1 at the basketball court near the skate park on Fort Irwin. Skate-a-Thon Raised Funds for Team Expenses and Scholarship “Our annual Skate-a-Thon is the only fundraiser we put on all year,”…

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Operation Mend; solidifying partnerships

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Renita Wickes

UCLA Operation Mend was established in 2007 as a groundbreaking partnership among UCLA Health, the United States military and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help heal the wounds of war. Operation Mend provides advanced surgical and medical treatment, as well as comprehensive psychological-health support for post-9/11-era service members, veterans and their families at no…

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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Fort Irwin Family Advocacy Program

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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