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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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Army to enforce standards, retain quality Soldiers during drawdown

Posted  March 24, 2012

FORT BLISS, Texas (March 14, 2012) — During the next five years, the Army plans to reduce the active-duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 by taking a look at who should stay and who should go. Soldiers who wish to remain in the Army will need to be committed and flexible. One in 10 Soldiers…

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Fort Irwin NOW

Posted  March 24, 2012

Community members listen to information presented by representatives from the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic and Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s kennels during Fort Irwin N.O.W. at Sandy Basin Community Center March 19. The Fort Irwin N.O.W. program provided information about community services and opportunities to newcomers.

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Army to invest $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

Posted  March 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a media roundtable March 15, Katherine…

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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  March 24, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Salutes & Awards

Middle School Teen Center’s Youth of the Year

Posted  March 24, 2012

Every year the Middle School Teen Center selects one Youth of the Year that has stood out to be actively involved in the community, Child, Youth & School Service’s programs, and extracurricular activities. MST is a Boys and Girls Club affiliate and takes part in this with the Boys and Girls Club annually.

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Health & Safety

Kids Caught Being Safe: Cruz, Devin, James and Jasmine

Posted  March 24, 2012

Cruz Bautista and Devin Fonseca were “Caught Being Safe” on their way to school on their bikes. Both boys showed great safety skills by wearing approved helmets properly with the chin strap securely fastened. In addition, the boys dismounted from their bikes and walked across all pedestrian zones.

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Events

DENTAC ribbon cutting

Posted  March 24, 2012

Members of Fort Irwin’s leadership cut a ribbon at the official re-opening of the renovated Shuttleworth Dental Clinic March 14.

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Health & Safety

Army works to improve women’s health

Posted  March 24, 2012

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted  March 24, 2012

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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AER campaign update

Posted  March 24, 2012

Beginning January, AER added four new categories of assistance: family member dental care, basic furniture requirements, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles. These additions were made to meet the changing needs of today’s Soldiers and families. Based on feedback from AER officers worldwide, nine new categories have been added in the last two years.   Also,…

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