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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Events

BBADD goes to Vegas

Posted  April 12, 2012

Officers and members of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of the BOSS Battle Buddies Against Drunk Driving Van in Las Vegas April 5.  The Soldiers brought the van to Las Vegas to provide free rides for Soldiers attending the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment annual ball.  The van provides free…

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Health & Safety

Suicide intervention training comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Leaders at Fort Irwin got a chance to learn how to better serve those they lead last week. On April 2, 3, and 5, Walter Morales, chief of the Army’s suicide prevention program, and James Cartwright, designer of the Army’s ACE program, visited Fort Irwin to conduct ACE-SI training workshops. ACE, which…

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted  April 12, 2012

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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Disaster preparedness can save lives

Posted  April 12, 2012

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Preparedness lessens the impact on families, workplaces, and communities. On Thursday, April 19, 2012 Weed Army Community Hospital and the Mary E. Walker Clinic will be conducting a disaster exercise based on an Active Shooter scenario.  The event will take place from 1300 to 1700 hours. There…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

This past year found our Soldiers and family members in severe financial need, some of which could have been devastating to their well-being if not for Army Emergency Relief. Aside from the AER loan funding of emergency leave travel for Soldiers and family members, AER also assisted Soldiers…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

THURSDAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 10-11 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers.  Come sing songs, listen…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Isac Esparza

Posted  April 12, 2012

Where do you volunteer?   I volunteer with the American Red Cross.   What you do as a volunteer?  I participate in the ARC Youth Program helping with fund raisers, special events, and short term projects. I also assist the station office with light administrative work.     What you get out of volunteering?  It…

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Adopt-a-pet April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona (pictured above) is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  Sebastian is a male Jack Russell Terrier with lots of energy who is about 3…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Team Coyote of the National Training Center Protocol Office pose with their first-place trophy after the sixth annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race April 7.  Pictured from left are Maj. Paul Lashley, Capt. Zachary Knoebel, and 1st Lt. Michael Keyser.       Paul Barnes receives an award from Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, after…

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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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