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36th Annual Barstow Community Awards

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Renita Wickes, Public Affairs Office

The Barstow Chamber of Commerce held its 36th Annual Community Awards Feb 18, to recognize individuals and organizations for their hard work. Students, military personnel, businesses and individuals took the stage as they were recognized for their contributions to the Barstow community. Masters of ceremonies, Raquel Beezly and Scott Figueroa, presented the awards throughout the…

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Face of Defense: Soldier provides lifesaving aid to neighbor

Posted February 15, 2017 by Army Staff Sgt. Armando Limon

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon Army Spec. Anthony Kemp, an intelligence analyst with Delta Company, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, receives an Army Achievement Medal at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2017. Kemp, a native of Miami, rendered lifesaving aid by applying a tourniquet to an injured civilian in Wahiawa, Dec. 2, 2016….

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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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Army recognizes best Lean Six Sigma initiatives

Posted May 23, 2017 by Donald Wagner

Saving millions of dollars, the recipients of this year's Lean Six Sigma excellence awards reduced processing times, improved health of the force and increased readiness.

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Army captain defeats cancer

Posted December 19, 2016 by Stephen Standifird

Army photograph by Stephen Sandifird Capt. Monica Rosario, a cancer survivor, is at Fort Leonard Wood awaiting her pick-up for Engineer Captain’s Career Course. At age 25, Monica Rosario was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, a diagnosis that would start her on a personal battle, not only for her future as a Soldier, but…

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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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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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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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507th PIR ceremony conducted on 72nd anniversary of Normandy invasion
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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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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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