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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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Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Posted  June 5, 2015

Photo by PEO Soldier The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning July 1. WASHINGTON (June 1) – The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores…

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Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted  May 1, 2015

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.”

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted  May 1, 2015

At the ceremony, a lighting of seven candles remembered the victims of the Holocaust. The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days…

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Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted  May 1, 2015

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites.

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted  May 1, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8.

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News Briefs May 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week By The Partnership for Public Service Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Our theme for PSRW 2015 is…

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Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Posted  May 1, 2015

“He was that way before the accident, and now, to see that his spirit hasn’t changed one iota, despite his disability, is just amazing. It’s just medicine for the soul,” said Lynn Thompson, Fort Irwin Exchange general manager.

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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted  May 1, 2015

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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Keep moving forward

Posted  May 1, 2015

Sometimes it is hard to listen to the voice of reason, even one based on many years of experience. That is human nature.

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NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Posted  May 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12.   Fourteen United States Army Soldiers graduated from a Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course after a demanding 25 days of instruction here, March 31. During…

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