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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Bidding farewell to Wounded Warrior unit

Posted  June 6, 2014

United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

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Sleep critical to good health

Posted  June 6, 2014

Adequate sleep plays a critical role in maintaining one’s health. Yet, 42 percent of military personnel are getting less than five hours of sleep per night according to researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. This particular study revealed various sleep disorders among active duty military members including sleep apnea, insomnia, and behaviorally…

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TRICARE online saves time

Posted  June 6, 2014

TRICARE Online (TOL) is designated for TRICARE Prime patients currently enrolled at a military treatment facility, and is designed to make scheduling and/or cancelling appointments within the military health system easier and more convenient. TOL is a secure Department of Defense Web portal, with patient-focused access to: Round the clock appointment scheduling (Never be put…

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Congratulations graduates!

Posted  June 6, 2014

Associate of Dean of Park University’s School of Business Dr. Penelope DeJong places a graduation hood on Master Sgt. Andrea Johnson, chief paralegal with Staff Judge Advocate here, during a graduation ceremony, May 22. Johnson received her master’s degree in business administration.   The Fort Irwin Education Center hosted its 17th Annual Consolidated Graduation ceremony,…

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‘The Rock’ of refuge

Posted  June 6, 2014

  Fort Irwin’s Chapel Youth Program opened the doors to “The Rock” after a ribbon cutting ceremony here, May 14. National Training Center and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and United States Army Garrison commander Col. Jon Braga cut through a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the youth center. The post Chapel…

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Water taste test tally

Posted  June 6, 2014

More than 220 people participated in a water taste survey on Fort Irwin, March 30. The taste test involved six water samples, including four from other High Desert city water systems and the Sparklets brand. Sparklets came out on top, with Fort Irwin in third; however, the installation’s water was second among city water systems….

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Public notice of the 2013 Fort Irwin water quality report

Posted  June 6, 2014

  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 United States Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the 2013 Water Quality Report for the installation. CH2MHill routinely monitors for constituents in the drinking water according to…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  June 6, 2014

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than two milligrams per…

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Bears take over Earth Day

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo by Jason Miller Public Affairs Office The command team of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria and Col. Jon Braga, have some fun at the Earth Day showing of “Bears,” here, April 22. The Exchange gave away teddy bears to the first 25 families to see the movie….

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Honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Posted  May 2, 2014

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May to recognize the history, diversity, contributions by those cultures to the United States. We pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islander people, who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. This month was chosen to…

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