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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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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Posted  July 5, 2015

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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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted  July 5, 2015

Three Soldiers of 2nd Transportation Company here staffed a static display inside the stadium. (From left) Spc. Ryan Diedrich, Sgt. Aaron Jones and Pfc. Marshall Peterson spoke with the public and answered questions regarding a M1240 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Here – Matthew and Sarah Edgington and their boys, Carson and Kellen of Pasadena,…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Posted  July 5, 2015

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

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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted  July 5, 2015

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted  July 5, 2015

Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither...

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Your Installation

Posted  July 5, 2015

Fort Irwin Fire personnel carry a “casualty” to an air medical evacuation helicopter of the 2916th Aviation Battalion here.   Exercise incident command post personnel: (left to right) Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith, Physical Security and Crime Prevention Officer Tom Boggs, Provost Marshall Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell, sergeant major…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted  June 5, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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News Briefs June 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

Now through Aug. 5 SAC Summer Camp. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. 1322 Pork Chop Hill. The Fort Irwin School Age Center Summer Camp Program accommodates children from kindergarten to fifth grade. SAC encourages physical, emotional, and social development through the following service areas: sports, fitness, and health options; life skills, citizenship…

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sgt. Erik Thurman Major Bradley Lang addresses an audience during a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif., May 25. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park,…

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted  June 5, 2015

For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this military installation, since mid-2013. It will be 24…

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