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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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End of era for ‘Tonight Show’ and NTC

Posted  December 6, 2013

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno hosted Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for the taping of a Thanksgiving Day show, Nov. 27.

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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted  December 6, 2013

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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Local congressman holds town hall, views flood damage recovery at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 6, 2013

On his first visit to Fort Irwin, Congressman Paul Cook said he was impressed at how the Fort Irwin community came together after a freak thunderstorm on Aug. 25

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October 2013 birth announcements

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Dawn Duckels SIMPLY ADORABLE: Savannah Grace Duckel was born Aug. 29 at 7:40 p.m. to Staff Sgt. Woody and Dawn Duckels. The baby girl was seven pounds and 19.5 inches. Dad serves with A Company, Cobra Team in Operations Group. Aria Hope – girl Oct. 1 at 5:50 a.m. 8 lbs., 4 oz,…

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Catch the reading bug

Posted  December 6, 2013

When the commanding general of the National Training Center reads to you, well, why would you not listen?

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts step up during planned power outage

Posted  December 6, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin underwent a planned power outage Nov. 16, and sticking around that Saturday to provide a helping hand to the community was Boy Scout Troop 67.

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Barstow Community College hosts Thanksgiving-themed social event

Posted  December 6, 2013

“We just wanted to give back and say thanks,” said Kenyetta Grayer, president of the Associated Student Government of Barstow Community College.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  December 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Fort Irwin teaches master resiliency to incoming Soldiers

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Charlie Guevara (right), Fort Irwin Waste Management supervisor (with sub-contractor Sullivan International), speaks to the Bear Den Cub Scouts from Troop 67 at the Fort Irwin Recycling Center, Oct. 9. The Scouts visited the facility to learn about the recycling program on post. In September, Fort Irwin revamped…

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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted  November 1, 2013

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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