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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Fort Irwin job fair providing opportunities

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

If you were looking for employment, the Fort Irwin Job Fair was the place to be on April 7. With approximately 35 employers attending the event, and all of them with openings, the venue of Sandy Basin Community Center here was abuzz with activity. The fair was organized by the Employment Readiness Program and Transition…

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Legal assistance office provides immigration, naturalization services

Posted May 6, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Amanda Sejba, Legal Assistance Attorney

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting and drawn out process for everyone. Fortunately for Soldiers and their families, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Defense have worked out ways to fast track this process. If you are not a U.S. citizen and have not already applied to become…

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla comes to Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by By David Johnson

Election Day 2016 is seven months away, but campaigns are in full swing in state after state. Fort Irwin voters are visiting the Installation Voting Assistance Office and Unit Voting Assistance Offices asking questions about voting, how to vote, if they should vote or if their vote really counts. On March 17, the National Training…

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DES building SRT team, partnering with agencies

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Directorate of Emergency Services selected leadership for a special reaction team and has begun a partnership with an Army National Guard military police unit to support the security and safety mission of Fort Irwin. The DES sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Randy Cheadle, stated that Capt. Dennis Johnson has been designated as the officer-in-charge and…

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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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‘Welcome home!’

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Veterans of the Vietnam War era during an event here, March 19. On a clear, warm day, just before the start of spring, the commanding general of this Army combat training center – Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin – proclaimed, “Welcome Home!” to the Veterans during a ceremony…

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Fort Irwin team sizzles at cooking contest

Posted April 1, 2016 by Submitted by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joey Espanola

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin won seven medals in the 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va., in early March. Team Irwin, comprised of four culinary specialist Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, represented the NTC by wining gold, silver and bronze medals, and taking…

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Fort Irwin voter assistance officers prepare to inform

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Who will get your vote this election season? No one if you don’t register. And it’s easy to do so. That’s according to Brian Griffiths, senior program analyst with the Federal Voter Assistance Program with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, who spoke to approximately 55 Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians here,…

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