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Gen. Odierno visits JRTC, Fort Polk for Decisive Action rotation

Posted October 25, 2012 by Master Sgt. Eric Pilgrim

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers, Oct. 9, during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center Decisive Action training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers. Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk during a Joint Readiness Training…

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Congratulations graduates!

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Associate of Dean of Park University’s School of Business Dr. Penelope DeJong places a graduation hood on Master Sgt. Andrea Johnson, chief paralegal with Staff Judge Advocate here, during a graduation ceremony, May 22. Johnson received her master’s degree in business administration.   The Fort Irwin Education Center hosted its 17th Annual Consolidated Graduation ceremony,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shea McCullough

Posted June 7, 2012 by

Where do you volunteer? Army Community Services (ACS) in Building 109. What do you do as a volunteer? Assist with the Mobilization and Deployment and Employment Readiness Programs. What do you get out of volunteering? A smoother transition into the civilian workforce as well as applicable…

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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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Kids Caught Being Safe: Alex Polen

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Five-year-old Alex Polen was "caught" riding his bicycle safely by staff from the Garrison Safety Office! Alex was riding with his mom, Rachel, while wearing a helmet and using his training wheels to optimize safety.

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Rising to the occasion

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

One of Fort Irwin’s very own has been selected as a finalist for the Army-wide competition, Operation Rising Star. First Lt. Derrick Bishop, executive officer of H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, will represent Fort Irwin and is one of 12 finalists announced by Army Entertainment to vie for the top spot…

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Right arm night

Posted May 10, 2012 by Photos by Caroline Keyser

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kristin Blumberg with an award during Right Arm Night May 2 at Shockwave. Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Capt. Matthew Crosby with…

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted October 25, 2012 by Tony Untulan

STACY CARDONA Where do you volunteer? Army Community Service What you do as a volunteer? I am the Crackerjack Flats Residential Area Mayor What do you get out of volunteering? Volunteering provides me with an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and strengthen my ties to the community. How did you get started…

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We’re surrounded by good people

Posted June 6, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Volunteers have made such an impact at Fort Irwin, that their time and energy was quantified as a $600,920.76 value during a 12-month period ending in April.

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Blackhorse regiment honors distinguished troopers in honorary rolls

Posted June 14, 2012 by Story and Photos by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

Col. Antonio A. Aguto, Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, dubs 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear, Killer Troop, 2nd squadron, 11th ACR, into the Honorary Rolls of the 11th ACR at Fort Irwin May 24. Just past the double doors of the National...

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