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New Hospital, New Year, New Baby

Posted January 5, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Mother Baby Unit within the Weed Army Community Hospital here, began the New Year by welcoming the first baby of 2018 to the National Training Center, Jan. 2. “We weren’t expecting to be the first baby since it was so late in the day.  We thought there was going to…

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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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USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

Posted December 4, 2017 by Capt. Albert Jernegan

Army photograph by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen An F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., skims the mountain tops of the National Training Center’s central corridor during Decisive Action rotation 18-02 in support of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov….

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Fort Irwin Earns Federal Award for Water Conservation

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Energy recognized Fort Irwin’s water conservation program as one of the top in the federal government Nov. 2 by presenting installation representatives with a Federal Energy and Water Management award. The award highlights federal organizations and agencies for “outstanding contributions” to energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

Posted December 1, 2017 by by Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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Flu Shots Increase Readiness at the National Training Center

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital increased the readiness of service members at the National Training Center by bringing the influenza vaccine to their area of operation, beginning Nov. 9. “Making sure [the shots] are done in a timely fashion and in a way that works for the units sometimes is a logistical…

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Community Calendar Dec.

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DEC 01 Holiday Market and Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Samuel Adams Event Center Join Family and MWR for the most wonderful time of the year! The annual Holiday Market and Tree Lighting will offer shopping, crafts, food, a hot cocoa bar, and more! The Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Supports Marine Memorial Golf Tournament

Posted December 1, 2017 by David Dupree

BARSTOW, Calif. — Fort Irwin leadership participated in the Marine Golf Tournament Nov.14 at the Memorial Golf Course in Barstow. The golf tournament brought together Marines of all ranks, employees, sponsors and friends. The Marine Memorial Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course that challenges the best of golfers.  The golf tournament included over 25…

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Fort Irwin Commissary Begins Accepting Military Star Card

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s commissary began accepting the Military Star card as a form of payment for groceries Nov. 8. The change is part of a pilot program allowing the use of the Military Star card at local commissaries on military installations that launched Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We look forward…

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