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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kids doing the right thing

Posted  October 4, 2012

Children “Caught” being safe rewarded with backpack full of goodies, including $30 Exchange gift card, and entered in a grand prize drawing later this year Tommy Hall was “Caught” Being Safe by Garrison Safety the morning of Sept. 12. Tommy was traveling to school on his bike when Garrison Safety observed him stopping at an…

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Annual Job Fair provides opportunities

Posted  October 4, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted a job fair Sept. 27, at Sandy Basin Community Center. Hundreds of job seekers from the installation and the surrounding communities took advantage of the fair to meet with almost 40 employers with openings. Cherie Morrison of Yermo came looking for a local position as a clerk….

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Fastest vehicle draw in the west

Posted  October 4, 2012

As Soldiers scrambled in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the Preposition Equipment yard at the National Training Center, they were unaware of the record they were about to break. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., hit the NTC with full force…

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Knowing your Soldiers key to identifying suicidal signals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Family members, friends, military leaders play a key role in circumventing suicide, as they are the ones who first notice a person’s struggles September is the designated National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. However, everyday should be looked at as a day of suicide prevention and awareness. This is especially true in the military community,…

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