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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Tax center provides free services

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…


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Fort Irwin revels at Rocktoberfest

Posted  October 13, 2015

The National Training Center’s first Rocktoberfest – a Fort Irwin-styled tribute to the German Oktoberfest – started with a VolksParade at 3:30 p.m. from Shock Wave, Sept. 26 The enthusiasm of the few dozen paraders sizzled even hotter than the late summer, afternoon sun. Some chilled out with a taste of the brews to come…

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Star rises during talent search

Posted  October 13, 2015

A crowd of more than 500 fans of local Operation Rising Star singers cheered on the 10 finalists at Shock Wave here, Sept 25. Master of ceremonies Jovany Rivas introduced the contestants to fans and judges Vanessa Rice of Army Community Service, Judy Ann Martir of Sports Fitness and Aquatics, and Nicole Ringsletter of Oasis…

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Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts new member

Posted  October 13, 2015

In a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center on Sept. 2, the coveted Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Award bronze medallion was presented to B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion’s Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clapp. Honoring Clapp with this singular honor were National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj….

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost.

Posted  October 13, 2015

Starting Oct.1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. The TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, will…

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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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