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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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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  October 25, 2012

STACY CARDONA Where do you volunteer? Army Community Service What you do as a volunteer? I am the Crackerjack Flats Residential Area Mayor What do you get out of volunteering? Volunteering provides me with an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and strengthen my ties to the community. How did you get started…

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Make it a safe Halloween for the kids

Posted  October 25, 2012

Follow some basic guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween: Trick or Treaters Carry a flashlight. Walk, don’t run. Stay on Sidewalks. Obey traffic signals. Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. Shoes should fit…

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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted  October 25, 2012

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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Moving in the right direction

Posted  October 18, 2012

Community members walk for Domestic Violence Awareness The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community participated in a walk in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Multipurpose Field, here, Tuesday. The event was hosted by Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, here, as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues at…

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Disciplined, trained and ready to lead

Posted  October 18, 2012

The 16 non-commissioned officers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin who completed a Battle Staff NCO Course, Friday. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a graduation ceremony to honor 16 non-commissioned officers, who completed the Battle Staff NCO Course Friday. Command Sgt. Major William Elliott, command sergeant major for 2916th Aviation…

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Not a dime a dozen

Posted  October 18, 2012

11ACR’s FIRST SOLDIER OF THE QUARTER, FISCAL YEAR 2013: Spc. Jerome Middleton The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently conducted selection boards for Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Two servicemembers came out on top from a field of qualified candidates. 11ACR’s FIRST NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE…

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Got to love that small-town feel

Posted  October 18, 2012

Photo by Gustavo Bahena Devin Willis, 13, student at Fort Irwin Middle School, receives a handshake from Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton, after the signing of the Anti-Bullying Proclamation. The signing took place during the Town Hall meeting at Sandy Basin Community Center, Oct. 10. The leadership of the National…

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Breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women

Posted  October 18, 2012

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and affect healthy cells in the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form at an abnormal, accelerated rate. Some other forms of cancer involve old or damaged cells that do not die as…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted  October 18, 2012

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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Guns On

Posted  October 18, 2012

A convoy of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles drives off to provide security for a resupply mission conducted by 2nd Transportation Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The unit provided logistical support to Training Rotation 12-10 while being part of training scenarios. The 2nd Transportation Company is known for doing the heavy lifting at…

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