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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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‘Thank you for devoting your lives to the service of our country’

Posted  November 1, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Retirement Ceremony in October recognized four career Soldiers as they completed service to the nation. Chief Warrant Officer 2 William Weekley, Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Henneman, Sgt. 1st Class Gregroy Wilt and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hawn were recognized at their retirement ceremony, here, Oct. 16. The four patriots…

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Ensuring comprehensive, coordinated community support, services available to Families with special needs

Posted  November 1, 2012

Soldiers stationed all over the world may have a Family member with special needs. The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to identify Family members with ongoing medical, mental health or educational needs. Soldiers with exceptional Family members (children and adults) are required by the governing authority and Army Regulation 608-75 to enroll their family…

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AUSA National Meeting, Exposition addresses topics relevant to Soldiers, Families

Posted  November 1, 2012

The Association of the United States Army held the 2012 AUSA National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 22-24. Members of the Fort Irwin community that could not travel to Washington, were able to watch several of the sessions and forums during live broadcasts hosted by the Department of Defense Digital Visual Information System. Members…

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A nearby place where it feels like autumn

Posted  November 1, 2012

Nestled in the hills above Yucaipa, Calif., is the community of Oak Glen. About two hours from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oak Glen is home to several apple orchards and related businesses that offer a great break from High Desert living. During the fall months, the orchards in Oak Glen are full…

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Veteran wins NTC and Fort Irwin ‘Rising Star’ title

Posted  November 1, 2012

Eight members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin community competed in the annual Operation Rising Star final competition at Shockwave, here, Oct. 17.

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Easy, rider

Posted  November 1, 2012

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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Community Calendar – November 1st, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Nov. 1 Middle School and Teen Center “Baked Apples and Ice Cream” cooking activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 2 Middle School and Teen Center “Movie Night.”Center is open 3:30 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 3 Animal Vaccine Clinic. 8 a.m. – noon. Fort Irwin Veterinarian Clinic. Exam Fee, $10….

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‘Raiders’ dig in at NTC

Posted  November 1, 2012

With months of preparation and training under their belts, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began a two-week training gauntlet at the National Training Center, Oct. 26.

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Chapel Congregations Contribute To Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Posted  November 1, 2012

On October 14th, all Fort Irwin Chapel congregations received a designated offered for FMWR’s upcoming Thanksgiving Food Basket program.

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Kid ‘Caught Being Safe!’

Posted  November 1, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Justin Robertson was “Caught Being Safe” while riding his bike home from Fort Irwin Middle School, Oct. 17. Justin was observed stopping at a pedestrian zone and dismounting his bicycle to proceed across Goldstone Road safely. Justin received a Caught Being Safe backpack that included a $30 Exchange gift card and other goodies. He…

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