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Salutes & Awards

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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Veterans

‘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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Visiting with our Barstow Veterans

Posted December 6, 2012 by Megan Israel

The American Red Cross Youth Group along with Soldiers and their Families went to Barstow Veterans’ Home, where we had a celebration of our Veterans and their service, Dec. 2.

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Veterans

Vietnam Veterans rock!

Posted April 5, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Pamela Portland, PAO director above: Actor and musician Gary Sinise plays the guitar during a concert, here, March 9. Sinise played with his group, the Lt. Dan Band, which travels to installations around the world in support of America’s military personnel, Families and Veterans. His organization, the Gary Sinise Foundation, builds homes for…

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Red Cross youth volunteers aid vet clinic

Posted June 7, 2012 by anradmin

On May 19, the Fort Irwin’s American Red Cross Youth Program volunteers facilitated a supply drive to collect items for the Fort Irwin Stray Facility.

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam era Veterans

Posted May 3, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Installation holds fourth annual ceremony for approximately 250 Veterans NTC and Fort Irwin The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Vietnam Veterans during a ceremony at this active duty Army installation in the Mojave Desert, April 10. Courtesy Photo Larry Morris (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1966-68), Tom Burns (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1969-72), Bob…

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