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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15. Five NCOs of the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honored Veterans who live or serve at the California Veterans Home in Barstow and who performed military service during the Vietnam War era. An additional NCO and two…

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12. The tribute to the Army’s 240th birthday (June 14) also included a cake cutting by the oldest and youngest Veteran at the ceremony. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria spoke at the celebration,…

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Sgt. Erik Thurman, Public Affairs

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park, Victor Valley Memorial Park, both in Victorville and the Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley. Major Ryder Miller, a staff officer with the…

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Garrison command team: welcoming Veterans, supporting communities, advocating safety

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria recently had the opportunity to interact with the post community, and welcome Veterans and members of the public from Southern California and beyond. The highlight of this spring, undoubtedly, would have been the 50th Vietnam Veterans…

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It can be complicated

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The heroes are the ones who didn’t come back from Vietnam. That’s what a United States Army Veteran told me one afternoon as I listened to him remember his life as it related to the Vietnam War. He said it was okay to write about our conversation, but to not use his name. Our talk…

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted July 9, 2016 by SFC Clinton Carroll

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. White House officials said data shows a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015…

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