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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

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

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

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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Fort Irwin stands down for SHARP training

Posted  July 5, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took part in a stand down to participate in Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training, June 7. Soldiers and civilian employees of this High Desert military installation spent that Friday gathered in small groups to receive briefings from Soldiers versed in the SHARP program. Groups also dialogued amongst…

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‘Ready and Resilient’ Soldier Show rocks Fort Irwin

Posted  July 5, 2013

Joe Todd Army Reserve Pfc. Janeen Phelps (left) of Las Vegas sings Aretha Franklin’s “Think” to get the attention of Pvt. Alberth Madrigal of Fort Drum, N.Y. The song “Treat Her Like a Lady,” by the Temptations, and Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” are also featured during the Soldier Show themed “Ready and Resilient.” Army Installation Management Command…

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NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

Posted  July 5, 2013

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Office (Left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, Pvt. Michael Murphy, Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi and Col. Flip Wilson cut a cake during the Army’s 238th birthday celebration at Fort Irwin, June 14. Lehr and Wilson are part of the command team for the NTC and Fort…

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PLENTY OF SPACE AND SUNSHINE:

Posted  July 5, 2013

Representatives of the energy industry visited Fort Irwin to look at a proposed site for the construction of a photovoltaic system that would harness solar energy, June 13. The prospective contractors for the project met with representatives from Fort Irwin, Defense Logistics Agency Energy and the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force to discuss a recently…

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HERE!HERE!

Posted  July 5, 2013

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton presented a Blue Vase award to Jan Keuper during his final commander’s call for Garrison employees, here, June 25. Keuper, with information management at FMWR, here, received the unique award for creating a database that tracks background information for CYSS employees and volunteers, and is…

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Commissary shoppers: surviving the Monday closure

Posted  July 5, 2013

As a result of federal employee furloughs, the Fort Irwin Commissary will close on Mondays from July 8 to September 30. Leadership understands the impact to our shoppers, but surviving the furlough closure of the Commissary once a week is achievable by planning ahead. TIPS will help you get through this requirement. Talk with your…

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Let’s double last year’s food drive donation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Commissary staff and Soldiers helped with the distribution of 6,500 pounds of donated food items in September 2012. The goal is to donate twice that amount for the 2013 Feds Feed Families food drive going on now. The Fort Irwin Commissary began selling vouchers for the…

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News Briefs July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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Heed a few tips for a safe summer

Posted  July 5, 2013

The summer season has arrived and the temperature is quickly rising. This is also a time when the potential for heat injuries increase

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Dragon Team Soldiers train, compete

Posted  July 5, 2013

Soldiers of Dragon Team with Operations Group performed weapons qualifications and competed in a condensed triathlon, here, May 16, 23 and 30.

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