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Honoring Veterans, supporting Barstow

Posted December 5, 2014 by G.A. Volb

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony at Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow.   Leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin supported Veterans Day events at Barstow, Nov. 11. Major Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the NTC and Fort…

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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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Going the distance for Veterans

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sgt. Erik Thurman,

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment carried-out the 18th annual Long Walk, Dec. 15 -16, by walking the 38 mile stretch of highway that connects Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow.

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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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Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted May 1, 2015 by Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Lazo

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.”

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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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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.

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