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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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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam era Veterans

Posted  May 3, 2013

Installation holds fourth annual ceremony for approximately 250 Veterans NTC and Fort Irwin The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Vietnam Veterans during a ceremony at this active duty Army installation in the Mojave Desert, April 10. Courtesy Photo Larry Morris (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1966-68), Tom Burns (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1969-72), Bob…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted  May 3, 2013

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Healthy equal opportunity environment key in unit readiness

Posted  May 3, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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STORY TIME

Posted  June 7, 2013

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr reads the book “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” to children during a Tell Me A Story event at Tiefort View Intermediate School, April 24. Children and parents got a chance to participate in arts and crafts, and during the reading members of the Fort…

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Achieving high state of training during current fiscal conditions

Posted  June 7, 2013

With the current fiscal uncertainty the Non-commissioned Officer Corps must become more imaginative in how we conduct small unit training opportunities. The focus of the NCO Corps must always continue to be on training our small units for combat. We can do this! As the old adage goes; “when given lemons – make lemonade.” Some…

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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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Use that GI Bill money

Posted  July 5, 2013

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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Transitional Kindergarten: Our first year

Posted  July 5, 2013

Being experienced teachers, we were excited about the newest grade to education, Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK. We set out with specific skills in mind that we, teachers, see year after year as areas of struggle in Kindergarten. These include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, maturity, independency, handwriting, problem-conflict resolution and many others….

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted  July 5, 2013

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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