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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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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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Thanksgiving meal brings community together

Posted  December 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC A Gold Star Family child receives a Thanksgiving meal from a Fort Irwin commissioned officer at a dining facility here, Nov. 25. The Fort Irwin community was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at both dining facilities here, Nov. 25. Soldiers, families and civilians enjoyed traditional Thanksgiving servings – with all…

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News Briefs December 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Dec. 8-12 Resiliency Week Training. 3k Fun Run: 6:30 a.m., Dec. 8, Blue Track; Spouse Resiliency training: 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10 and 11, Sandy Basin annex; Spiritual Resiliency: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 11, Blackhorse Chapel; Military Family Life Consultants presentations: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10, Sandy Basin Annex and…

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Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center Chief of Staff Col. Richard Wilson (right) describes training of rotational units during a visit by Gen. Raheel Sharif (second from left), chief of army staff for the Pakistani army, to the NTC, Nov. 21. The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif…

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Best season for Trojans

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Players of the Silver Valley High School football team gathered for a photo during a practice, Nov. 19. The Silver Valley High School football team played its best season, going 10-2 for the year. The Trojans won their league, Desert Mountain, with a 7-0 record. Although their season came to an end when…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa A La Salle High School student painting a mural on the Pizza Hut’s shop window has fun having a photo taken with customers waiting for their pizza. An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School…

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How to get a 25-foot tree to really stand tall

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa The 25-foot white pine is raised to its position at the Towne Center courtyard. Staff of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and High Desert Support Services took delivery of a 25-foot, white pine tree and focused was on how to stand it up at the Fort Irwin Town Center in late November. Once…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Bridget Blehm (center), founder of For Families of Active Military, briefs volunteers and Fort Irwin staff, shortly after arriving at Fort Irwin with volunteers from Pasadena.   An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School in Pasadena…

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