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March 2014 birth announcements

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jaime Slocum

MEDDAC, NTC and Fort Irwin Fox James – boy March 2 at 4:30 a.m. 5 lbs., 15 oz., 19.6 inches Capt. Zachary and Sherry Wiles Unit: 2/11th ACR Adrian Paul – boy March 4 at 8:24 a.m. 8 lbs., 2 oz. Spc. Nicholas and Frances Foster Unit: 58th CEC Zaiden – boy March 8 at…

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News Briefs March 10, 2014

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Army Campaign During March, the country observes National Women’s History Month.  The theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created legacies that expand the frontiers of possibility for their character, courage and commitment as mothers, Soldiers, educators, relief workers, institution builders, CEO’s, and…

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Assessing, characterizing, exploiting the site

Posted March 10, 2014 by G. A. Volb

An exercise participant packages materials taken from a suspected “chemical weapons” facility during a training exercise here, Jan. 31. Tucked in among the mountains, rock and desert landscape of the National Training Center instruction continues to challenge members of America’s armed forces and that of its partner nations. Already well known for the realism included in training scenarios and…

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The NTC’s replicated enemy

Posted March 10, 2014 by Capt. David Miller

An 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Trooper atop an Opposing Forces Surrogate Vehicle, (OSV) awaits battle with the approaching 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during training at the National Training Center, June 2013. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has spent the last 18 months training and executing decisive action opposing force tactics, and as…

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Upholding legacy of the Cavalry

Posted March 10, 2014 by Sgt. David N. Beckstrom and Sgt. Erik A. Thurman

11 ACR Troopers earn their spurs A total of 83 Troopers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment earned their spurs in a time-honored unit event called the Spur Ride, Feb. 2-3. Although the Cavalry no longer use horses tactically, the Spur Ride remains a long-standing tradition adopted by the United States Cavalry, dating back to the days of…

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Public notice of membership solicitation for Restoration Advisory Board

Posted March 10, 2014 by Environmental Division DPW,

The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of stakeholder participation in the Installation Restoration Program Process.  Therefore, Fort Irwin is soliciting interest in establishing a Restoration Advisory Board to improve public participation and involve the community in the restoration decision-making process. The RAB is intended to include community  members, who reflect the diverse interests of the local community.  The RAB will be…

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Adhering to pet policies benefits community

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Christina Hansen, a veterinarian technician, here, holds Duke, a lab-mix that was eventually adopted by a resident of Fort Irwin. Unregistered stray pets use up resources If you’re an animal lover you’re not going to like the following number. 346. That is the number of stray animals (dogs primarily) that were brought in to the Fort Irwin…

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Don’t wait until April 15

Posted February 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin Tax Center offers free income tax filing for Soldiers, Families, others who qualify Gustavo Bahena (Left to right, foreground) Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Miller, and Maj. Gen. Ted Martin cut a ribbon at this year’s traditional opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, Jan. 17. Martin and Travers are…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

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Ongoing Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604….

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3-2 Stryker and Japanese unit conclude their first decisive action rotation

Posted February 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army wrapped up its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, here, Jan. 31.

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