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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Mass casualty training at NTC provides critical experience for medics

Posted  August 16, 2012

The Soldiers at FOB Denver were hammered with a mock artillery attack, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and lasted almost 10 minutes - an unwelcome surprise designed to test the units ability to triage mass casualties....

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519th prepares for OEF deployment at the National Training Center

Posted  August 16, 2012

The 519th Military Intelligence Task Force “Thunder” from Fort Bliss, Texas, is participating in a rotation in the National Training Center to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn...

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted  August 16, 2012

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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Lead 7 Sends – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

We all communicate every day – but we sometimes don’t communicate effectively. When was the last time you texted one of your Soldiers? Is sending a text message a reliable form of communication? Is sending an email effective? What about a phone call?

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Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

Posted  August 23, 2012

Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn’t her fate as she makes her mark on the Army....

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2012-2013 Fort Irwin Influenza immunization campaign underway

Posted  August 23, 2012

The 2012-2013 Influenza Immunization Campaign at Fort Irwin has kicked off in preparation for the influenza season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Individuals over the age of 65, young children, and individuals with certain health conditions…

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FMWR hosts inaugural golf tournament

Posted  August 23, 2012

Birdies, bogies, divots and hula-hoops…hula-hoops? There was something for everyone at the inaugural Fort Irwin golf tournament Aug. 18 in Apple Valley, Calif....

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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted  August 23, 2012

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. TOMORROW There will be a money management class from 1-3 p.m. in the…

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News Briefs – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Designated Off Limits Sam’s Smoke Shop, at 1620 West Main Street in Barstow, and the Phillips 76 gas station on East Main Street in Barstow have been designated off-limits to all Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The nature of business conducted in these locations has been found to be detrimental…

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