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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Students learn cake decorating art

Posted  July 3, 2014

The white creamy icing was slathered on “guinea pig cakes” with enthusiasm – much of it building up around the edges leading to sweet tempting stalagmites.

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Salutes & Awards

Student receives Commissary scholarship

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary awarded a military family member a scholarship at a ceremony here, June 5.

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Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

Posted  July 3, 2014

A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28.

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Notarial services explained

Posted  July 3, 2014

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Fort Irwin supporting Big Bear

Posted  July 3, 2014

Pvt. Shawn Kargel, Staff Sgt. Christopher Benton, Sgt. Jerry Sanchez, Sgt. Carlos Auagaro and Pfc. Adam Stachnick of the 916th Support Brigade.   National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers and leadership participated in the annual Old Miners Days Parade at Big Bear, Calif., June 14. The 916th Support Brigade command team of Col. James…

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Health & Safety

Sit less, move more!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition are the three pillars of the Army Surgeon General’s Performance Triad that will lead Army medicine from a healthcare system to a system for health. These three components directly contribute to our individual health and wellness, as well as to overall unit readiness and resilience. Let’s take a moment to focus…

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Honoring military for 55 years

Posted  June 6, 2014

Kenneth Drylie Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participate in the 55th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, May 17. Soldiers and civilians of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin participated in one of the largest events honoring the military in the western United States, May 16-18. The 55th annual Torrance Armed…

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Celebrating enduring achievements of Caribbean Americans

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo by Kenneth Drylie, Public Affairs OfficeFounder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr. Claire Nelson (doctorate in engineering management), speaks at the 2014 Fort Irwin Caribbean American Heritage celebration here, June 4. According to the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office, the institute is the leading Caribbean American advocacy organization. Under her leadership,…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted  June 6, 2014

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Gold Star pins symbols of honor

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo courtesy of www.army.mil Major Nalorn Sengamphan, deputy commander and general dentist with United States Army Dental Clinic Command at Fort Irwin, speaks April 9 at Fort Irwin during a ceremony honoring victims of the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century. Sengamphan spoke about her experiences as a child with her family escaping…

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