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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony here, Feb. 24. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Scott, senior dental non-commissioned officer with…

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Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the ROTC at the University of Maine and was commissioned…

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Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Gustavo Bahena Graduates of Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15: Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Gomez, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Carter, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cummings, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sentilles, Sgt. 1st Class Demetri Alston, Staff Sgt. Aaron Bascom, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo De La Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Francis, Sgt. 1st Class Judith King, Sgt….


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Fort Irwin copes with 24-hour power outage

Posted  August 2, 2013

Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees coped with a full day of High Desert summer heat when electrical power to Fort Irwin shut down shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

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Get on the bus

Posted  August 2, 2013

Commuter bus program changes to benefit riders Customers of NTC Commuter buses will soon benefit from changes to the transportation program. According to the Victor Valley Transit Authority, riders will travel in refurbished buses, utilize a new system for obtaining their bus passes, and get around Fort Irwin on VVTA buses – which will take…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers enjoy their ride in Big Bear parade

Posted  July 5, 2013

Blue skies and temperature in the 70’s meant T-shirts and shorts for everyone who celebrated the San Bernardino mountain lake community’s 60th edition of its Old Miners Day Parade.

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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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‘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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NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

Posted  July 5, 2013

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Office (Left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, Pvt. Michael Murphy, Lt. Col. Richard Lucchesi and Col. Flip Wilson cut a cake during the Army’s 238th birthday celebration at Fort Irwin, June 14. Lehr and Wilson are part of the command team for the NTC and Fort…

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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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HERE!HERE!

Posted  July 5, 2013

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton presented a Blue Vase award to Jan Keuper during his final commander’s call for Garrison employees, here, June 25. Keuper, with information management at FMWR, here, received the unique award for creating a database that tracks background information for CYSS employees and volunteers, and is…

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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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Let’s double last year’s food drive donation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Commissary staff and Soldiers helped with the distribution of 6,500 pounds of donated food items in September 2012. The goal is to donate twice that amount for the 2013 Feds Feed Families food drive going on now. The Fort Irwin Commissary began selling vouchers for the…

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