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Fort Irwin Soldiers Lift Spirits of Hospitalized Children

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

Loma Linda, Calif -Soldiers with 2916th Aviation Battalion from the National Training Center lifted the spirits of children at Loma Linda’s Children Hematology and Oncology Pediatric Clinic with donated toys Dec. 13. “A lot of these children don’t get to go outside and play with friends, get in the dirt and do normal kid things…

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Ridgecrest students get a taste of military life

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— About 40 students from the Sherman E. Burroughs High School got a glimpse into Army life on a tour of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin March 19. The students are part of the school’s career technical program. They had a chance to visit with Soldiers in the 11th Armored…

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WACH’s journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization

Posted October 4, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare conducted a staff assisted visit for key leaders at Weed Army Community Hospital. The purpose of the visit was to provide strategic guidance for the development of a road map to becoming a high reliability organization starting with a culture of safety self-assessment on…

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Greywolf completes NTC rotation

Posted February 15, 2019 by Capt. Scott Kuhn

The more than 4,000 Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division completed their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., recently.

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Gearing up for busier-than-normal PCS season

Posted April 5, 2019 by Story and Photos by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Commanding General, Garrison leaders,  Housing prepare sponsors and Soldiers for summer 2019’s permanent change of station period FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Each summer at Fort Irwin makes way for a busy PCS (permanent change of station) season and Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater said there will be even more traffic at the National Training Center…

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Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney, who presided over the change of command and is commander of Fort Carson Dental Activity. Tomsett arrives from Fort Leavenworth,…

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Paintball course opens at old golf driving range

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Splattered paint marked the beginning of a new phase in the life of an underused pitch-and-putt course and driving range here. On March 12, a crowd of about 60 mostly teens and 20-somethings saw acting garrison commander Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Esmurria initiate the paintball course, by racing through the…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Col. Todd Kimura, Commander

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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Fort Irwin Spouse Earns Full University Scholarship

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Judy Lee, spouse of a Fort Irwin Soldier, was recently awarded a full scholarship from the American Freedom Foundation and Kaplan University to pursue her dream career. “Working as a forensic pathologist is my dream job,” Lee said. After researching for online criminal justice programs, Lee came across Kaplan University. When completing the enrollment process,…

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311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted November 28, 2016 by Capt. Fernando Ochoa

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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