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NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Posted May 1, 2015 by Story and photo by Jason Miller

Fourteen United States Army Soldiers graduated from a Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course after a demanding 25 days of instruction here, March 31. During the graduation Sgt. Maj. Joe Chadwick III, operations sergeant major with Operations Group, spoke on the opportunities the course gives to the newly graduated. “You have had the privilege of learning…

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Posted December 1, 2017 by

Ken Drylie A C-130 aircraft from the US Marine Corps’ Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) practices touch and go landings at Fort Irwin’s Bicycle Lake Airfield Nov. 14. The squadron is part of the Marine Aircraft Group 11. The mission of MAG 11 is to provide offensive air support, anti-aircraft warfare, assault support,…

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may specify a telephone number…

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Reserve Soldiers train, broadcast on ‘The Heat’

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Hector Corea

Soldiers of the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment and the 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment conducted battle training assembly here Feb. 6-9. The Bell, Calif., and Vallejo, California-based Army Reserve units conducted a variety of training events, including radio operations, range operations coverage, and drown-proofing techniques. “We are here to reinforce individual military occupational specialties and…

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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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A different kind of mission:

Posted February 1, 2019 by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Fort Irwin Soldiers Volunteer on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, helping clothe and feed less fortunate FORT IRWIN — When Sgt. Shaquille Gardner was a child, he would visit Los Angeles, but his grandfather would avoid taking him near certain parts of the city. Years later the Birmingham, Alabama, native now lives in Fort Irwin and visited…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted June 8, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Doperak bids a fond farewell as WACH commander

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. Commanding General U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central and Chief U.S. Army Dental Corps, presided over Weed Army Community Hospital’s Change of Command ceremony on Fritz Field, May 23. During the ceremony, Col. Martin Doperak relinquished command to Col. Larry O. France. After serving…

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