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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Posted  January 9, 2015

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Posted  January 9, 2015

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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News Briefs January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

Now through Jan. 28 Enrollment for Theater Arts Drama Club by SKIESUnlimited. Parent Central, building 109, or webtrac.mwr.army.mil. Ages 8-18. Session 1, Jan. 13-29, $30. Session 2, Jan. 29-March 31, $112. Class held at Ingalls Rec., building 361, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Must be enrolled to audition, Jan. 29, for production of “Frozen,” which…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Posted  January 9, 2015

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…

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Going the distance for Veterans

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment carried-out the 18th annual Long Walk, Dec. 15 -16, by walking the 38 mile stretch of highway that connects Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow.

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Giving back to families

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Matthew Ruedi (center, right), holds a ceremonial check for $3,000 with his maintenance section staff, Dec. 9. The other check is for $1,000. Continuing a tradition for the past few years, civilian employees of 916th Support Brigade donated $4,000 to support Fort Irwin families during the winter holiday season,…

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Youth gives donated toys to Angel Tree

Posted  January 9, 2015

Photo by Silvia Moreno, Army Community Service Adam Wolf, 15, and his mom, Ali Wolf, delivered a load of toys for the Angel Tree program here, Dec. 13. A young man, no stranger to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, has delivered again. Adam Wolf, 15, a resident of Irvine, Calif., – and honorary…

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Toy drive benefits Fort Irwin families

Posted  January 9, 2015

Staff and volunteers of the non-profit Front Sight and Army Community Service here gather for a group photo in front of donated toys, Dec. 15.   A toy drive in the Inland Empire added to the Fort Irwin Angel Tree program after approximately 850 toys were delivered here, Dec. 15. Army Community Service took receipt…

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Making families smile

Posted  January 9, 2015

Sgt. Shad Hebert has a photo taken with Santa and his children, JJ, 3, and Holly, 6. They attended the Army Community Service toy giveaway here.   Children of the Fort Irwin community got to meet Santa at a toy giveaway with Army Community Service here, Dec. 19. Families with children arrived to the ACS…

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Tax Center opens January 20

Posted  January 9, 2015

It’s the start of a new year and if 2015 is like any other year, millions of people will resolve to make a change in their lives. While promising to lose weight, drink less, and eat healthier are perennial favorites, many people also vow to save more. Yet every year, millions of people choose to…

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