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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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Ghost stories to tell over tacos, bagels and stir fry

Posted  October 4, 2013

“I love it when babies come in,” said Anna Mai Taylor, foreman at Fort Irwin’s fast food restaurant, Manchu Wok.

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Mojave Desert rainfall: Your guess is as good as mine

Posted  October 4, 2013

Illustration by Dave Housman, DPW Rainfall totals for the flash flood event that hit Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Rainfall varied greatly across Fort Irwin landscape during Aug. 25 flash flood event The Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America, and is characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall. On Aug. 25, parts of Fort…

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SELFLESS SERVICE:

Posted  October 4, 2013

  The Veterans Home of California-Barstow held a National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 20. The event was attended by residents of the Veteran’s home, local servicemembers from Fort Irwin, faculty and guests. Guest speakers included Korean War POW David Villafana, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paul Madej, and home director Ray Lau. Here, Villafana, a Barstow native…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Week emphasizes individual role in protecting nation’s networks

Posted  October 4, 2013

October 14-18 is the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Awareness Week, and the NTC Information Assurance section wants to remind everyone of their role in protecting our nation’s information and infrastructure. Last year, there were almost 300,000 cyber attacks reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. The reasons vary. The attackers may be targeting your…

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Outreach center provides Veterans, families home-style support

Posted  October 4, 2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Barstow, Calif., for “The Outreach Center” – a one-stop shop for grief counseling, benefit insight, resume building and job hunting for Veterans, their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Sept. 28 event was attended by Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, Barstow community members, ACS representatives, volunteers and employees…

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Operations Security can be applied to your home, community

Posted  October 4, 2013

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is one of the many tools that can increase our level of safety and security, whether at home, school or work. Raising the degree of difficulty for a ‘bad guy’ can make them move onto another, “softer” area or community – one which doesn’t take security quite as seriously. This is…

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The CTC Program

Posted  October 4, 2013

There are three Army Combat Training Centers which serve as premier leader development and collective training venues in the world – the largest being the National Training Center, here.

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WE WANT TO WORK:

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Silvia Moreno, ACS Approximately 380 job seekers attended the Fort Irwin Job Fair, Sept. 26. More than 40 local and national employers were represented at the event including: Coca-Cola, Lowe’s Home Improvement, The Exchange, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Michael Kors and many more. Dressed to impress and with resumes in hand, job seekers…

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Become an Army lawyer

Posted  October 4, 2013

Funded Legal Education Program sends commissioned officers to law school – free The Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Selected officers will attend…

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Fort Irwin community, Commissary donates food to Barstow residents

Posted  October 4, 2013

The challenge was to double the contribution of food from last year. No problem.

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