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Salutes & Awards

Congratulations graduates of Battle Staff Course 02-16

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Fifteen non-commissioned officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin joined the ranks of Soldiers who have completed the Army’s Battle Staff NCO course, Nov. 4. The graduates took the 22-day course through video teletraining administered by the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. The NCOs: Staff Sgt. Joe Acevedo,…

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Medal of Honor recipient memorialized in hometown

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

During a morning ceremony, United States Army Soldiers with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Medal of Honor recipient, Pfc. David M. Gonzales and family at the Ritchie Valens Park, in Pacoima, Calif., Nov. 10. Sounds of freeway traffic could be heard in the park, as a copy of the newly designated interchange…

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Salutes & Awards

Santa Monica Metro Station has a new namesake

Posted November 4, 2016 by emmauribe

Santa Monica, Calif – The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will honor one of Santa Monica’s own by naming a Metro Station in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Joe Gandara was born in Santa Monica, Calif, on April 25, 1924. His family home was located just blocks away from the…

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