Salutes & Awards

Barstow Veterans Day ceremony honors past, present service members

Posted December 7, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

BARSTOW, Calif. — Dozens of community groups and service members, past and present, gathered Nov. 11 at the Mountain View Memorial Park in Barstow to show their support for the nation’s veterans. This year’s annual Veterans Day observance commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and honored the men and women…

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DoE honors Irwin Water Works

Posted November 2, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy honored the Fort Irwin Water Works Project with the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award, in a ceremony at the Institute of Peace on Oct. 2. The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of…

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Vietnam soldier gets a Silver Star

Posted October 4, 2018 by

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. ­— Reflecting on the Silver Star he was being awarded, Army Sergeant First Class (Retired) Wilford “Mike” Denote, a resident of Humbolt, Tennessee, said his troops that day — and the service men and women, past, present and future — are his heroes. Denote delivered those comments to a standing-room-only crowd, Aug….

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U.S. Army Outstanding Service Medal awarded

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Huntington Beach, Calif. — Country singer and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan received one of Army’s highest civilian honors during a ceremony at the Army Ball held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach on June 23. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Army Chief Information Officer, Gen. (Retired) Carter Ham, President AUSA, and Col. (retired) Pete Seitz…

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WACH’s best warriors selected

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Enlisted Soldiers attached to the Medical Activity at the National Training Center were put through rigorous tasks to compete for Weed Army Community Hospital’s Non-Commission Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year Jan. 12. “I tried to mentally prepare for [Soldier of the Year competition] but going through it…

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National Training Center recognizes civilians

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Installation leadership and the civilian workforce congratulated Department of the Army civilians for their superior service and accomplishments during the Fiscal Year 2018 Quarterly Civilian Awards Ceremony for the first quarter here, Jan. 9. Commander of the National Training Center Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater presided over the ceremony, which honored four…

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France honors two with Legion of Honor Medal

Posted August 4, 2017 by Story and Photos By Kenneth Drylie

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Two World War II veterans were awarded France’s highest award for valor during a ceremony held at the historic El Cortez hotel on July 22. U.S. Army Veterans Master Sgt. Lyle Wells and Pfc. Vernon Fulcher were presented with the French Legion of Honor Medal by Eric Auger, a representative…

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Installation awarded for charitable giving

Posted July 10, 2017 by Jason Miller

The Combined Federal Campaign of Greater Southern California acknowledged July 3 that Fort Irwin Soldiers, families and civilians are selfless Americans willing to go above and beyond, raising thousands of dollars for charities.  The Installation received an award for finishing 10th place out of 450 federal facilities in the Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal…

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Installation Awarded for Charitable Giving

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Jason Miller

The Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal acknowledged Monday that Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families and civilians are selfless Americans willing to go above and beyond, raising thousands of dollars for charities. The Installation received an award for finishing tenth place out of 450 federal facilities in the Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal region, raising…

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Weed Army Community Hospital receives Army Star Strong Award

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtney Taylor

After five years of training and safety improvements, Weed Army Community Hospital received the prestigious Army Star Strong Award June 29.

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