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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ironhorse recognition

Posted December 14, 2016 by

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Michael Williams, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, accompanied by his wife Sharla, says thank you to the more than 20 volunteers that received certificates of appreciation during 1st Sqdn, 11th ACR, Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, Dec 7, 2016.   Army photograph…

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