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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 21st, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 21 HIRED! Program “Money Matters” Workshop. 2 – 3 p.m. Building 1300 on Meuse Argonne Street. The Hired! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with paid, professionally-managed, career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation operations. Meagan Silva, 380-3732. Nov. 22 Thanksgiving…

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Nov. 22 and 23 Thanksgiving Holiday facilities’ hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

Nov. 22 Both dining facilities open. All Exchange facilities closed except: * 24-hour Shoppette, building 34, open FMWR facilities closed except: * Memorial Fitness Center, building 322, open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. * Sgt. Fuzz Buddies, building 978, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. * Strike Zone, building 905, open 6 p.m. – 10…

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11ACR Troopers getting vehicles back in the fight

Posted  November 21, 2012

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Unit Maintenance Control Point at the National Training Center, Nov. 6.

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CYSS celebrates the Month of the Military Family

Posted  November 21, 2012

The web site Military.com states that each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November the Military Family Month.....

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Recognizing those who have served

Posted  November 15, 2012

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin traveled within the High Desert and beyond to support events during the celebration of Veterans Day, Sunday. Chief of Staff for the NTC, Col. Richard Wilson, made an appearance at Mountain View Cemetery and the State Veterans Home in Barstow. The annual event at Mountain View…

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Warrior Care Month: Success through transition — Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship

Posted  November 15, 2012

Warrior Care Month started in 2008 and is observed by Military Services each November. This is a time to reaffirm a commitment to quality health care, education and careers for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members. Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) is proud to announce its celebration of the Soldiers in transition assigned…

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Los Angeles Dodgers honor Soldiers with event on their field

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honored several Soldiers during an event on their field, Monday. Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin took batting practice and got to meet Dodger veteran Don Newcombe and the new public relations face of the team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Soldiers in attendance included Sgt. Brandon Smith,…

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Salutes & Awards

Silver Star awarded posthumously

Posted  November 15, 2012

Mrs. Viola Lucero, widow of Domitilio Lucero, accepted the Silver Star award on behalf of her husband from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell in Newberry Springs, Calif., Nov. 5. Mr. Lucero was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II. Lucero was a sergeant with…

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Health & Safety

Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted  November 15, 2012

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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MilitaryHOMEFRONT: a good friend online

Posted  November 15, 2012

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, policy and guidance designed to help servicemembers and their Families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil. Here are few MilitaryHOMEFRONT key points when…

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