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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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(Photo by Spc. Avery Howard, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs)
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Following NTC rotation, Brave Rifles kick off mission in Iraq

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Capt. Jason Welch

BAGHDAD — The 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” from Fort Hood, Texas, officially assumed the mission from the outgoing 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Patriots,” 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Polk, Louisiana, during a ceremony held May 28, 2018. The transfer of authority was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint…

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Posted May 10, 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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Fort Irwin soldier named NCO of the Year in IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Susan A. Merkner

SAN ANTONIO — Two Soldiers have won the right to represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command in this year’s Army-wide Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Anthony J. Brown-Davis, IMCOM Readiness, USAG Fort Irwin, was named IMCOM’s NCO of the Year, and Spc. Bryce M. Falgiani, IMCOM Training, USAG West Point, was named IMCOM Soldier of…

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Fort Irwin celebrates selfless service at annual appreciation ceremony

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians from across the Fort Irwin community gathered to honor 44 volunteers for their selfless service April 24 during the annual Volunteer of the Year appreciation ceremony. Throughout 2017, 215 Fort Irwin volunteers contributed over 28,000 hours coaching youth sports, leading Boy Scouts, sustaining unit Family Readiness…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif.— MWR Outdoor Recreation held Fort Irwin’s 12th annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race Saturday, April 28. Approximately 30 cyclists participated in the event, at times riding through wind gusts up to 30 mph. Contenders had a choice of three different races: a 2.5-mile route, a longer 10.5-mile trek, or the 41-mile full…

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National run for the fallen begins at Fort Irwin

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On April 7, 2018, the Fort Irwin community gathered with Gold Star families at the installation’s iconic Painted Rocks. In the shadow of New York Fire Truck 152, an artifact given to Fort Irwin after 9/11, they waited for volunteer runners to finish the first mile of the national Run for…

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The Eyes in the Sky: Company B, 229 UAS supports OIR

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Staff Sgt. Leticia Samuels

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — Units in the U.S. Army are always pushing the boundaries and accomplishing great feats. Company B, 229th Aviation Regiment “Flying Tigers” is the sixth Gray Eagle Company in the Army and an example of a trailblazer since its recent inception in 2014. Company B is currently deployed in the Southeast Asia region…

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Gateway to SOCAL: Town of Needles survives the rise and fall of train travel and Route 66

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

NEEDLES, Calif. — In 1850, the US Army established Camp Colorado on the east bank of the Colorado River near the present day city of Needles, California. The Army built the installation to protect settlers moving through the area to various locations in California. Some settlers would head for the gold fields of Northern California,…

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WACH helps military kids, parents build resiliency

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — When Capt. Lisa Snow thinks about the tough realities military children face every day, one moment stands out in her mind. She was attending her son’s cross-country meet when one of the other kids at the event noticed her father in the crowd. “Her dad walked up and she absolutely lost…

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