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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Sgt. Erik Thurman Major Bradley Lang addresses an audience during a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif., May 25. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park,…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Leslie Ozawa National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. Travers received a Legion of Merit award for his service to the NTC as post command sergeant major from November 2013 to April 2015. In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9.

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Congratulations graduates!

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12.


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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Posted  December 5, 2014

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

Posted  December 5, 2014

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

Posted  December 5, 2014

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

Posted  December 5, 2014

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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Thanksgiving meal brings community together

Posted  December 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC A Gold Star Family child receives a Thanksgiving meal from a Fort Irwin commissioned officer at a dining facility here, Nov. 25. The Fort Irwin community was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at both dining facilities here, Nov. 25. Soldiers, families and civilians enjoyed traditional Thanksgiving servings – with all…

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News Briefs December 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Dec. 8-12 Resiliency Week Training. 3k Fun Run: 6:30 a.m., Dec. 8, Blue Track; Spouse Resiliency training: 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10 and 11, Sandy Basin annex; Spiritual Resiliency: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 11, Blackhorse Chapel; Military Family Life Consultants presentations: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10, Sandy Basin Annex and…

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Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center Chief of Staff Col. Richard Wilson (right) describes training of rotational units during a visit by Gen. Raheel Sharif (second from left), chief of army staff for the Pakistani army, to the NTC, Nov. 21. The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif…

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Best season for Trojans

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Players of the Silver Valley High School football team gathered for a photo during a practice, Nov. 19. The Silver Valley High School football team played its best season, going 10-2 for the year. The Trojans won their league, Desert Mountain, with a 7-0 record. Although their season came to an end when…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa A La Salle High School student painting a mural on the Pizza Hut’s shop window has fun having a photo taken with customers waiting for their pizza. An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School…

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How to get a 25-foot tree to really stand tall

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa The 25-foot white pine is raised to its position at the Towne Center courtyard. Staff of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and High Desert Support Services took delivery of a 25-foot, white pine tree and focused was on how to stand it up at the Fort Irwin Town Center in late November. Once…

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