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Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30. The garden was the Eagle Scout project of Tyler Stoeger, 14, who wanted to do something bigger for the community, he said. He described the garden as a quiet place to…

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8. The community event demonstrated support for victims of sexual assault and one of this month’s national observances – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Department of Defense theme for this year’s…

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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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Exceeding standards by enhancing dining experience

Posted April 3, 2015 by By 1st Lt. Aaron Renaud, Executive Officer and Food Service Officer

You’ve heard it, you’ve sang it: “They say that in the Army, the chow is mighty fine.” That’s a phrase from a cadence heard throughout the Army, and at dining facility 1 here, the Soldiers go above and beyond to truly make the chow fine. The DFAC staff is comprised of food service specialists, Soldiers…

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Know your part, do your part, be an active bystander

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Maj. Robyn Boehringer, SHARP manager

April is recognized by the Department of Defense as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The campaign offers a unique opportunity to build on the existing momentum within our community to eliminate this crime and ensure all serving in the Army and affiliated with the Army are treated with dignity and respect. The DoD theme…

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Listening to the community

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Department of the Army officials and leadership of this installation addressed Barstow civic and business leaders about Army-wide reductions during a meeting in Barstow, March 17. The “Listening Session” is one of many the Pentagon is holding in communities near military installations to give details about Army-wide reductions and to receive input from the community….

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Fifteen non-commissioned officers of this installation graduated from a demanding, four-week course here, Feb. 11. The NCOs – from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 916th Support Brigade and Operations Group – completed Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15, which was administered by video teleconference from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss,…

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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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Water purifiers hit their targets

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Sgt. Hector Corea

Soldiers of the 968th Quartermaster Company conducted battle training assembly including range operations here, Feb. 7. The Tustin, California-based unit practiced their water purification mission and honed their marksmanship proficiencies during their two-day stay. “We’re out here doing realistic training and also trying to get more experience on the water purification systems,” said Sgt. 1st….

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Special bulletin for current and former students at Corinthian-owned schools

Posted March 6, 2015 by Submitted by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

On Sept. 16, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc., owner of Everest, Heald, and WyoTech, for using illegal tactics to induce students into taking out private student loans called Genesis loans and EducationPlus loans. The CFPB’s lawsuit also alleges that Corinthian violated the law by harassing borrowers to make payments by…

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