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Honoring our nation’s fallen

Posted May 31, 2012 by

This past Memorial Day, Soldiers and leaders from Fort Irwin and the National Training Center provided support to ceremonies held in communities of the High Desert. Our commanding general...

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

Posted April 5, 2012 by

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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Warrior Care Month: Success through transition — Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship

Posted November 15, 2012 by CPT Sharonda Mozee

Warrior Care Month started in 2008 and is observed by Military Services each November. This is a time to reaffirm a commitment to quality health care, education and careers for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members. Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) is proud to announce its celebration of the Soldiers in transition assigned…

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Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Fort Irwin Middle School Students reach out to high-five a veteran during the Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony motorcycle parade at Fort Irwin April 5. Veterans cheer during Fort Irwin’s Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony April 5. A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaches…

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Los Angeles Dodgers honor Soldiers with event on their field

Posted November 15, 2012 by Renita Wickes

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honored several Soldiers during an event on their field, Monday. Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin took batting practice and got to meet Dodger veteran Don Newcombe and the new public relations face of the team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Soldiers in attendance included Sgt. Brandon Smith,…

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‘Thank you and welcome home, my brothers’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Story and photo by Caroline Keyser

On April 5, two simple words made a big impact on several hundred Vietnam-era veterans gathered at Fort Irwin — thank you. The veterans took part in Fort Irwin’s third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony. The day’s events kicked off with a motorcycle parade made up of several…

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According to the 2010 National Survey of Veterans:

Posted November 29, 2012 by

Slightly more than 41 percent of Veterans indicated that their military experience applied “A lot” or “Some” to their most recent civilian job. A similar percent reported that they were “Very well” or “Well” prepared to enter the civilian job market when they separated from the military. Regarding application of military experience to civilian jobs,…

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Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Posted April 19, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving…

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Warrior Care Month: Honor Veterans every day

Posted November 29, 2012 by Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong

It is an indescribable honor to serve one’s country — to be one of the few who are qualified, chosen, tested and deemed worthy to wear the uniform. It’s an honor, but it is one that comes at a price. Scrawled on a bunker outside Khe Sahn in Vietnam are the words, “To those who…

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Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Sgt. Mark Cloutier

Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

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