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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

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

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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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

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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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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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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