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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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February and March 2013 – Birth announcements

Posted  April 5, 2013

Penelope Amelie Grace was born March 25 to Capt. Allan and Raquel Andres. FEBRUARY: Jilliane Ayele – girl Feb. 2 at 9:18 a.m. 7 lbs., 14 oz., 20 inches Amakoe and Cassandra Hunlede Unit/Company: 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment   Kellan Vanloc – boy Feb. 7 at 10.39 a.m. 7 lbs., 3 oz., 20.5…

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‘Ready and Resilient’ Soldier Show rocks Fort Irwin

Posted  July 5, 2013

Joe Todd Army Reserve Pfc. Janeen Phelps (left) of Las Vegas sings Aretha Franklin’s “Think” to get the attention of Pvt. Alberth Madrigal of Fort Drum, N.Y. The song “Treat Her Like a Lady,” by the Temptations, and Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” are also featured during the Soldier Show themed “Ready and Resilient.” Army Installation Management Command…

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Workplace gossip can be harmful to individual, organization

Posted  March 1, 2013

Part 1 of 3 As the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, I have witnessed a growing concern in the effects of gossiping. As the EEO Director, I see too much of this, much too often. Repeatedly, I have had the duty of explaining the avenue…

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Employee Assistance Program: a resource for the workforce

Posted  March 1, 2013

As the Employee Assistance Program coordinator, I assist clients with life issues that might affect their well being, and their ability to perform work duties. The EAP services include: screening/assessment, referral, individual, group and family counseling. The EAP provides professional assistance for a wide range of personal and family concerns such as stress management, relationship…

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Fort Irwin stands down for SHARP training

Posted  July 5, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took part in a stand down to participate in Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training, June 7. Soldiers and civilian employees of this High Desert military installation spent that Friday gathered in small groups to receive briefings from Soldiers versed in the SHARP program. Groups also dialogued amongst…

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“Protecting Children: It’s Everyone’s Job”

Posted  April 5, 2013

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Every 10 seconds a case of child abuse is reported in the United States. That adds up to 3 million cases of child abuse each year. Is child abuse an issue in Fort Irwin? Yes. In 2012, Fort Irwin had 38 cases of substantiated child abuse. Army-wide, there were…

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PLENTY OF SPACE AND SUNSHINE:

Posted  July 5, 2013

Representatives of the energy industry visited Fort Irwin to look at a proposed site for the construction of a photovoltaic system that would harness solar energy, June 13. The prospective contractors for the project met with representatives from Fort Irwin, Defense Logistics Agency Energy and the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force to discuss a recently…

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Fort Irwin children are “Proud, Ready & Resilient”

Posted  April 5, 2013

Child, Youth and School Services honor our children during the Month of the Military Child In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger designated each April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each…

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Commissary shoppers: surviving the Monday closure

Posted  July 5, 2013

As a result of federal employee furloughs, the Fort Irwin Commissary will close on Mondays from July 8 to September 30. Leadership understands the impact to our shoppers, but surviving the furlough closure of the Commissary once a week is achievable by planning ahead. TIPS will help you get through this requirement. Talk with your…

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Fill out those surveys

Posted  May 3, 2013

Have a great provider? Wait times too long? We want to know! Patients are the most important part of our job at Weed Army Community Hospital and we need your feedback to improve and make changes. Did you know that by responding to your APLSS survey, you help fund new staff and programs? Army Provider…

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