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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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Energy transformed into support for Soldiers, families

Posted  January 9, 2015

“It started as a personal gesture eight years ago,” said Bridget Blehm...

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Bringing cavalry tradition, teamwork to family

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted its annual Spouses’ Spur Ride to share the traditions of the cavalry with family members and National Training Center partners, Nov. 26.

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Future fire fighters train at annual academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

For the 13th year, Fort Irwin hosted 190 Fire Explorers from 25 Explorer posts from San Bernardino and Riverside counties at the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association’s annual fire academy.

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Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Posted  January 9, 2015

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses…

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Winterfest celebration brings holiday spirit to Fort Irwin

Posted  January 9, 2015

Carolyn Wood, Chardonnay Jaimes and Wendy Kurhajian ran the “Daisy Mae’s Cakes” booth at the 2014 Fort Irwin Winterfest. They are from Barstow, Calif.   The lighting of a 25-foot Christmas tree at the Fort Irwin Town Center, camaraderie, activities, food, and Santa brought out the community to the 2014 Fort Irwin Winterfest, Dec. 12-13….

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A Day of Gratitude

Posted  December 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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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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