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In a time of crisis, this community gave 100%

Posted September 6, 2013 by Col. Jon Brag

The Fort Irwin community has been through a lot in the past few weeks. We got off to a great start with school starting on August 8 and back then everything looked happy and bright. Then two weeks later we were struck by our second power outage of the season and the flash flood on…

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We go where you go

Posted July 5, 2013 by Pfc. Jodie Wagner

Courtesy photo Chief Warrant Officer 5 Sharon T. Swartworth JAG Corps Soldiers have served in front lines since 1775 There are many components that make up the foundation of today’s Army. There is everything from infantry to special operations, support, and logistics – each one adding to the mission. There is one section however, that…

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The view least seen

Posted June 7, 2013 by Capt. Ashley Welte

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Marlon Munoz, Operations Group Soldiers from the Sidewinders Team in Operation Group, reach the peak of Tiefort Mountain where they were met unexpectedly by an OH-58 AC Kiowa helicopter at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, May 8. Tiefort Mountain reaches more than 5,600 feet in elevation, making it…

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Battle ready

Posted May 3, 2013 by Casey Slusser,

  Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Class 09-13 graduates: Staff Sgt. Fabrizio A. Bustos, Staff Sgt. Elias Bonilla, Master Sgt. Bobby Estrada, Staff Sgt. Jerard Brown, Sgt. Jose Gutierrez, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Flagg, Sgt. 1st Class Troy Barnes (assistant instructor), Staff Sgt. Madeorgracia Elisan, Sgt. 1st Class Donald Ploger, Command Sgt. Maj. Noel Foster (graduation…

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Operation Homefront supporting Wounded Warriors

Posted May 3, 2013 by

Photo by Sarah Rangel Sgt. Jonas Allen (with wife Sharonda and children A’Myriah and Na’Zyriah), Spc. Randall Douglas and Cpl. Joshua Sanders hold laptops donated by FedEx and provided through Operation Homefront. The Soldiers are with Warrior Transition Unit-Company A under MEDDAC, here. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to Families of servicemembers…

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Fort Irwin children are “Proud, Ready & Resilient”

Posted April 5, 2013 by Crystal Griesman

Child, Youth and School Services honor our children during the Month of the Military Child In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each…

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Local student receives national honor

Posted December 20, 2012 by News release

ATLANTA (Dec. 4) – The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Keystone National High School student Dale J. Perez Jr., from Fort Irwin, Calif., has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and…

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Taking time to celebrate earned achievements

Posted December 6, 2012 by 1st Lt. Paul Adkins

Sergeant Johnathan Werner salutes after receiving his promotion to sergeant, here, Nov. 1. His unit, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, watches on. Soldiers with G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, maintain training and rotational operations as a primary focus. However, this did not stop the unit from marking a very…

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1916th Support Battalion conducts in-ranks inspection

Posted November 21, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

The 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted an in-ranks inspection and recognized several Soldiers during the morning of Oct. 31, here. The 1916th includes the 699th Maintenance Company, 2nd Transportation Co., and 171st Movement Control Company. Battalion Soldiers support the training mission of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, while also conducting missions…

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Silver Star awarded posthumously

Posted November 15, 2012 by Renita Wickes Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Mrs. Viola Lucero, widow of Domitilio Lucero, accepted the Silver Star award on behalf of her husband from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell in Newberry Springs, Calif., Nov. 5. Mr. Lucero was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II. Lucero was a sergeant with…

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