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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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