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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.


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Community Calendar – November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 30 Middle School and Teen Center “Bubbling Concoctions” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Middle School and Teen Center “Duct Tape Creations.” Center is open 6 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Dec. 1 Middle School and Teen Center…

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Maintaining not only efficiency, but proficiency

Posted  November 29, 2012

Troopers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted training for their upcoming Bradley Gunnery Skills Test, here, Nov. 13. The training included how to assemble, mount and fire the weapon systems on M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

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Visiting The Tonight Show

Posted  November 29, 2012

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin visited NBC studios in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, as audience guests of The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno. Soldiers were treated to a dinner before the show and the program taped that evening was shown on Thanksgiving Day.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poetry contest

Posted  November 29, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin EO and EEO Offices are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest in the Fort Irwin community. High school students, Military, Family members, and Department of the Army civilians are all invited to participate. The winner will have the opportunity to read his or her winning…

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted  November 29, 2012

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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1916th Support Battalion conducts in-ranks inspection

Posted  November 21, 2012

The 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted an in-ranks inspection and recognized several Soldiers during the morning of Oct. 31, here. The 1916th includes the 699th Maintenance Company, 2nd Transportation Co., and 171st Movement Control Company. Battalion Soldiers support the training mission of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, while also conducting missions…

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‘Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters Today’

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association hosted the 21st Fire Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The Academy started Nov. 14 and concluded with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 18. This year, 160 explorers representing 27 departments from San Bernardino and Riverside counties participated in rigorous training on structural firefighting, flammable…

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2012 Thanksgiving Message

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what family means and the quality of time…

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Anti-drug catchphrase still relevant

Posted  November 21, 2012

The phrase ‘Just Say No to Drugs’ may seem like an old cliché from the 1980’s, but if you are a Soldier or Family Member at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, you should pay attention and take that advice to heart. Abusing illegal drugs at the NTC and Fort Irwin can have serious…

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The Fort Irwin desert and it’s magnificent wildlife

Posted  November 21, 2012

The number of different species of plants and animals in the Mojave Desert is much greater than many of the iconic scenic areas in California, including old growth redwood forests, coastal bluffs, and picturesque meadows in the Sierra Nevada.

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