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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Health & Safety

Weed Army Community Hospital Infection Prevention Program update

Posted  April 5, 2013

Post traumatic stress disorders do not automatically cause problems with alcohol use; there are many people with PTSD who do not have problems with alcohol. However, PTSD and alcohol together can be serious trouble for the trauma survivor and his or her family. Symptoms of PTSD often are worsened by alcohol use. •Although alcohol can…

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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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BG Martin 19th commander of NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  March 1, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed the arrival of its new commander during a change of command ceremony, here, Feb. 21. Brigadier Gen. Ted Martin took command as he received the NTC colors from Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of United States Army Forces 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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Events

Helping you find employment

Posted  March 1, 2013

March 14 Employer Meet and Greet event customized for Fort Irwin community Looking for a job? Having a hard time getting one-on-one time with employers? Your chance to meet employers, who are hiring now, is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for the Employer Meet and Greet taking place at Sandy Basin Community Center…

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Ski the Sierras

Posted  March 1, 2013

Mammoth Mountain in Sierra Nevada range offers plenty of snow recreation The ski season is not over yet. One exceptional place to check out during the winter (or summer) while stationed at Fort Irwin, Calif., is Mammoth Mountain ski resort, located in this state’s most famous mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. And getting there can…

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Events

Community Calendar – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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March 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  March 1, 2013

Middle School Activities March 1 Wooden Jewelry March 4 Salt Painted Gardens March 5 Art Club: OP Art March 6 Sports Club: Smart Girls & Ultimate Journey March 7 Filter Flowers March 8 Leprechaun Eggs March 11 Slime Bubbles March 12 Art Club: Cherry Blossom Moon Art March 13 Sports Club: Smart Girls & Ultimate…

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Health & Safety

Don’t be a road warrior

Posted  March 1, 2013

Contribute to safety by heeding these tips when walking, driving Safety is a shared responsibility for all members of the Fort Irwin Community. With a daily population of approximately 21,000 personnel including almost 6,000 family members, their Soldiers and our civilian workforce, it is imperative that we take that responsibility seriously. The following are some…

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