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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

Taking care of NTC and Fort Irwin community

Posted  September 20, 2012

Earlier this month, Lt. Col. Larry Patterson and Col. Luis Rivero, Deputy Commanders for United States Army Medical Department Activity Command here, went on the air at KNTC “The Heat” to answer questions from the NTC and Fort Irwin community. They covered a wide range of subjects, including West Nile Virus, flu shots and questions…

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Getting help is as easy as talking to someone

Posted  September 20, 2012

ACE stands for “Ask, Care and Escort.” It encourages Soldiers to directly and honestly question any battle buddy who exhibits suicidal behavior. The Soldier should ASK the battle buddy whether he or she is suicidal, CARE for the battle buddy and ESCORT the battle buddy to the source of professional help. For many people, it’s…

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Salutes & Awards

Honoring those lost on 9/11

Posted  September 20, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community members attended a service, Sept. 11, honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 Community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together in honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a service at the post chapel,…

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Sexual assault prevention campaign on Fort Irwin kicked-off with “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event

Posted  September 20, 2012

A group of men from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin wore women’s shoes for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event that kicked-off the “No Excuse” campaign to combat sexual assault, Sept. 15. There is “No Excuse” for perpetuating a sexual assault. There is “No Excuse” for not intervening. There is “No…

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Community Calendar

Posted  September 27, 2012

The following events are displayed in the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Check out the calendar online to view many more events for the month of September. TODAY Fort Irwin Job Fair. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Open to the public. Dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume. Employment Readiness Program,…

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American Red Cross Youth Group assist Barstow Veterans with fund raiser

Posted  September 27, 2012

Jade Mooney and her mother, Amber. The American Red Cross Youth Group conducted a bake sale fund raiser in the Landmark Inn, here, Sept. 8. Funds raised went to a project called Adopt-A-Vet, which helps the California State Veterans Home in Barstow. The amount of money raised was $120. Congratulations to the Youth Group for…

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Helping Military Families with special needs

Posted  September 27, 2012

Moung Saephanh(Left) and Evelyn Villalobos(Right) The military life style can be challenging. One of the many challenges is moving to a new installation, which means starting your life in a new place, meeting new people, and finding things to do. If you have a family member with special needs, making sure that individual has all…

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America’s diversity a source of strength

Posted  September 27, 2012

Maritza Ramirez, Relocation Readiness Program Manager with Army Community Service, here, proudly displays her traditional Mexican dress. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the 2012 National Hispanic Heritage Month observance with a ceremony that saw interviews, dancing and food, Sept. 19. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,…

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Desert University is an initiative allowing Soldiers to achieve educational goals while stationed at the NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 27, 2012

The Education Center (building 1020) computer lab is available for Soldiers taking college courses under “DU.” “Desert University” is not a school, but an education initiative implemented through National Training Center Policy Letter 14. “DU” allows a Soldier two days a week, between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., to…

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Volunteer with us!

Posted  September 27, 2012

Do you have some free time and are you not sure what to do what it? You should come down to the American Red Cross station, here. We are located at building 566, between 3rd Street and Inner loop Road. We are looking for folks willing to work with other people and help out in…

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