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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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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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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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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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Life as a military child

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Capt. Lisa Snow, a general pediatrician at Fort Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, is a mom of three boys. When not at work, she tries to make every minute count. One tip she gave, as a parent, is to make sure a child feels safe in their home: When they come home from school, listen…

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats at NTC

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to…

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

TORRANCE, Calif. — Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, California to take part in the city’s 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration. “It’s always a great event. This…

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State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs Officer

Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center in the garrison Resiliency Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Nov. 19. The new facility, the 24th Army Wellness Center to open across the Army since 2005, is a program of the U.S. Army Medical Command and an integral part of…

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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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