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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.


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Fort Irwin eighth grader to compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted  May 3, 2013

Because she is a voracious reader, perhaps it’s no surprise that Zerin Wetzel, 13 years old, is a regional spelling bee champ and scheduled to compete at the national level, May 27.

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“Protecting Children: It’s Everyone’s Job”

Posted  April 5, 2013

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Every 10 seconds a case of child abuse is reported in the United States. That adds up to 3 million cases of child abuse each year. Is child abuse an issue in Fort Irwin? Yes. In 2012, Fort Irwin had 38 cases of substantiated child abuse. Army-wide, there were…

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The mystery of debt collection revealed

Posted  April 5, 2013

Have you ever had debt collectors calling you at all hours of the day and night, threatening to have you arrested if you did not repay the debt immediately? If so, they were in violation of federal law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors (those who regularly collect debts owed to others)…

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Students excelling in science

Posted  April 5, 2013

Maj. Gregory Turner, a member of the Fort Irwin Martin H. Cesana Chapter of the Army Engineer Association, speaks with Tiefort View Intermediate School 4th grader Liberty Smith about her science experiment, March 14. Her experiment focusing on the effect of water color on evaporation rates was one of 197 completed by the school’s 4th…

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Ski the Sierras

Posted  March 1, 2013

Mammoth Mountain in Sierra Nevada range offers plenty of snow recreation The ski season is not over yet. One exceptional place to check out during the winter (or summer) while stationed at Fort Irwin, Calif., is Mammoth Mountain ski resort, located in this state’s most famous mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. And getting there can…

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Community Calendar – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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March 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  March 1, 2013

Middle School Activities March 1 Wooden Jewelry March 4 Salt Painted Gardens March 5 Art Club: OP Art March 6 Sports Club: Smart Girls & Ultimate Journey March 7 Filter Flowers March 8 Leprechaun Eggs March 11 Slime Bubbles March 12 Art Club: Cherry Blossom Moon Art March 13 Sports Club: Smart Girls & Ultimate…

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Don’t be a road warrior

Posted  March 1, 2013

Contribute to safety by heeding these tips when walking, driving Safety is a shared responsibility for all members of the Fort Irwin Community. With a daily population of approximately 21,000 personnel including almost 6,000 family members, their Soldiers and our civilian workforce, it is imperative that we take that responsibility seriously. The following are some…

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Are you in the zone?

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Warrior Zone and Habanero restaurant opened their doors Feb. 13 during a ribbon cutting ceremony, here. The event was attended by leadership, Soldiers and celebrities. Cast from the Web show “Caribe Road” made an appearance as well as Ciji “StarSlay3r” Thornton, a professional video-gamer. The Warrior Zone is a high-tech, recreation facility centered around…

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We will not forget

Posted  March 1, 2013

The largest annual, outreach event that the National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosts returns to this military installation for its fourth installment.

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