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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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$10k Extension Bonus Up For Grabs

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story by Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — For all U.S. Army Soldiers with an expiration – term of service on, or before September 30, there is a $10,000 cash incentive bonus for those who extend their service by a minimum of 12 months. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the active Army to build its numbers of…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam War era Veterans

Posted March 3, 2017 by Renita Wickes, Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored over 500 Vietnam Era Veterans during a ceremony on Feb 11. The event consisted of a group photo at the Painted Rocks, a parade, luncheon and program. The day concluded with a concert by Blue Oyster Cult. Approximately 520 Vietnam War era Veterans came out to the…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story/Photo By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif — Service to the Armed Forces Division (SAF) of the American Red Cross organized a Blood Drive, Feb. 10.  87 Soldiers, family member, and civilian employees came out to donate blood. “Every 2 seconds someone needs blood in the united states,” stated Robert Bahler, Account Manager for American Red Cross, Biomedical Services…

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Garrison Exceptional Member (GEM)

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Hidden in a community of over 20,000 people is a rare individual who donates her time to the community in more ways than others.  Loretta Sponsler, local author of Goodnight Campsite, spends her days devoted to not only her family but to all the children, here. Sponsler is devoted to promoting reading…

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Coffee with a cop

Posted February 17, 2017 by Jason Miller

Army photograph by Jason Miller Left to right: Johnathan Drake, police officer, McGruff the Crime Dog, Mike Gardner police officer, and Wayne Stickels, police officer, during the community event “Coffee with a Cop.” The Directorate of Emergency Services held a community outreach event Feb. 1 at Fort Irwin to connect with Soldiers, families and the…

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International partners train side-by-side

Posted February 3, 2017 by emmauribe

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Slouched into the driver seat of a damaged pick-up truck, an insurgent guerrilla fighter notionally takes his last breath after a barrage of gunfire, In front of the embassy at the city of Razish. This was the fourth attempt in 24 hours to rattle the Soldiers of Devil Coy, 5th Battalion…

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SAVE ON YOUR TAXES WITH THE MILITARY PAY ADJUSTMENT

Posted February 3, 2017 by CPT Cadence Tuttle

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opens Jan. 24, 2017, and in preparation, we want to provide you with information about one of the unique tax benefits available to you as a Soldier.  California Revenue and Tax Code Section 17140.5 provides a benefit to active-duty Soldiers who are assigned to Fort Irwin but who maintain a…

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Tax Season is Here

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — United States Army Garrison command cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Tax Center on Jan. 24. U.S. Army Soldiers completed more than 120 hours of training with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to provide a free tax preparation service to the community.  Capt. Cadence Tuttle, Staff Judge…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Three U.S. Army Soldiers were inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) near Brigade Hill, here on Jan. 23. The ceremony took place by a bonfire where Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) from Sergeant up to Command Sergeant Major paid homage to their newest members as they walked through “the arch” to join…

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