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Vietnam Veterans return to unit

Posted October 3, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

The 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia association reunited with its old unit, here Sept. 5, as a special destination for their annual gathering.

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News Briefs October 2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by timchisham

Ongoing The AFAP Conference is an annual event where Soldiers, family members and civilians discuss issues submitted by the community, and recommend solutions. Local issues may be sent to higher levels for review and resolution. Conferences are held at installations Army-wide and have resulted in 128 pieces of legislation in 31 years. The Post 9/11…

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Summer program a success

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jim Freitag,

Courtesy photo Children and volunteers gather for a group photo during the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible Study program, which ran July 28-Aug. 1. “Wilderness Escape” was the theme of Fort Irwin’s Summer Vacation Bible School program, July 28-Aug. 1. Hosted by the Religious Support Office, and under the direction of the National Training Center and…

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Operation Gratitude delivers care packages to Fort Irwin

Posted September 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Operation Gratitude delivered 100 care packages to Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 8.

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Tortoise alert

Posted September 5, 2014 by Liana Aker,

The desert tortoise represents the epitome of a survivor.

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Tiefort shuttle gets you around post

Posted September 5, 2014 by Logistic Readiness Center

  The Logistics Readiness Center operates a free, on-post shuttle Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), from 7:50 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. Two shuttles travel in oposite directions. Route A begins near building 866 and departs at 7:50 a.m. Route B begins at building 833 and leaves at 8:05 a.m. There are 13 stops, with…

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Setting the tone for the school year

Posted September 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

On a cool, summer day children and parents traveled the sidewalks and drove the streets of Fort Irwin as they headed back to school, Aug. 7.

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Free supplies for back-to-school

Posted September 5, 2014 by 1st Lt. Peter Belden

For 260 Fort Irwin children, back-to-school excitement began Aug. 6 – one day before school officially started.

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NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted September 5, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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