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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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Not too late to vaccinate

Posted  October 4, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, receives the 2012 Influenza vaccination, Sept. 27. “Have a happy flu season!” Those were the parting words given to each patient by Lt. Col. Kirsten Anke, Public Health Nurse for Weed Army Community Hospital, as she gave members of the National Training Center…

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A Walk to Remember

Posted  October 4, 2012

United States Army Medical Department Activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin cordially invites the entire Fort Irwin community to attend the second annual Remembrance Walk. This event honors those who have lost a child through pregnancy, childbirth, or infancy. The walk takes place at the Fort Irwin Middle School soccer field (Normandy…

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Roll up your sleeves

Posted  October 4, 2012

Artist’s rendering of the Fort Irwin Community Garden. The construction of the Fort Irwin Community Garden will take place this weekend with the help of club members, volunteers and a generous contribution from The Home Depot in Barstow, Calif. The gate in more detail. The Home Depot will be donating materials ($10,000 worth) and expertise…

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NTC and Fort Irwin Stand Down for Suicide Prevention

Posted  September 27, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted it’s “Stand Down” in support of suicide prevention, Sept. 18. Today, Soldiers from all other installations and serving around the world, will be “Standing Down” to participate in the suicide prevention campaign. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed acclaimed author and speaker Beverly Cobain during…

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Do I need a will?

Posted  September 27, 2012

We often hear, “My commander told me I have to get a will.” In many cases, a will is not necessary, especially if you are unmarried, have no children, and want your parents to receive your assets. Also, it may not be necessary if you are married and want all of your assets to go…

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Thank you for 113 years of service

Posted  September 27, 2012

(Left to right) 1st Sgt. Karl Boldman, 1st Sgt. Renato Gabriel, Master Sgt. Hwa Yi, Sgt. 1st Class Juan Nanez, and Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez. Sergeant 1st Class Juan Nanez served for 20 years and is retiring to his hometown of Visalia, Calif. He plans on pursuing a career that utilizes his bachelor of…

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Don’t Turn Your Back On Domestic Violence!

Posted  September 27, 2012

Every year more than 4 million people in the United States are affected by domestic violence in their homes and almost 17,000 individuals are murdered by their partner. These statistics are absolutely terrifying and it is no surprise that October is declared National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. We are all potential bystanders to the threat…

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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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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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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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