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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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Salutes & Awards

Change of Responsibility cerermonies

Posted  November 1, 2013

A change of responsibility ceremony is scheduled today, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m., for outgoing National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers. The event takes place at the post headquarters, building 988. A change of responsibility will take place, Nov. 15 at…

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Health & Safety

Keeping the flu bug away

Posted  November 1, 2013

Captain Liza Bortz, of Weed Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine department, administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin was one of the first Soldiers to be vaccinated at Fort Irwin as part of the Army’s seasonal influenza vaccination program. He vowed, “The National Training Center and Fort…

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‘Heroes to Careers’ summit a great informational resource

Posted  November 1, 2013

Even if you’re not getting out of the Army soon, the Heroes to Careers summit was a great conference to have attended. Even if you are not currently serving, the summit was full of information that can be shared. The resource meeting was held Oct. 15, here, and was attended by 14 different organizations, who…

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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted  November 1, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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Local Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Nov. 2 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Newberry Springs Community Center Gate….

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November 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  November 1, 2013

Middle School Activities Nov. 1 All Saints Day/Dia Los Muertos Nov. 4 Veterans Day Centerpieces Nov. 5 Fine Arts Club: Monochromatic Drawing Nov. 6 Smart Girls Club: BGCA Election Day Nov. 7 Cooking Club: Cake Pops for Vets! Nov. 8 Veterans Day Dinner (4 -6 p.m.at MST building 1315) Nov. 11 CLOSED for Veterans Day…

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Events

In with the Old

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 2013 Mojave River Trail Days event provided young and old with sights and sounds from the days of the Old West.

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Chapel Activities

Posted  November 1, 2013

Worship Services Catholic Mass Center Chapel Sunday, 9 a.m. Contemporary Protestant Center Chapel Sunday, 11 a.m. Multi-cultural Gospel Center Chapel Sunday, 1 p.m. Traditional/Liturgical Protestant Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, 10 a.m. Latter Day Saints Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, noon Catholic Daily Mass and Confessions Center Chapel Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Islamic Prayer Jumah/Congregational Prayer Center Chapel Friday, 1…

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NTC supports Homeland Security special agent training

Posted  November 1, 2013

From Sept. 15-21, about 40 HSI Special Response Team members from Los Angeles and Arizona conducted day and night training at two NTC villages to fulfill their required 40-hour annual training.

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Submitted by Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Posted  November 1, 2013

On Aug. 8, Master Sgt. Daniel E.K. Curnan, with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, was found guilty of rape and adultery, in violation of Articles 120 and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An enlisted panel sentenced Curnan to be confined for six years, to be reduced…

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