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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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Are you in the zone?

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Warrior Zone and Habanero restaurant opened their doors Feb. 13 during a ribbon cutting ceremony, here. The event was attended by leadership, Soldiers and celebrities. Cast from the Web show “Caribe Road” made an appearance as well as Ciji “StarSlay3r” Thornton, a professional video-gamer. The Warrior Zone is a high-tech, recreation facility centered around…

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We will not forget

Posted  March 1, 2013

The largest annual, outreach event that the National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosts returns to this military installation for its fourth installment.

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Don’t stay in the dark on your finances, your future

Posted  March 1, 2013

Financial readiness resources readily available The Army has many resources to assist Soldiers and their Families with the hardships they face every day. Many of these resources are available through Army Community Service and can be very beneficial when properly utilized. These resources include: financial readiness training classes, debt liquidation assistance, Army Emergency Relief, Financial…

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Rabbit, Don’t be Late

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Drama Club at Fort Irwin Middle School is preparing for their biggest production. Approximately 40 students in the club will be participating in three renditions of the musical “Alice in Wonderland JR,” March 27 and 28.

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Anytime, anywhere, anyone: brain injuries do not discriminate

Posted  March 1, 2013

Brain Injury Awareness Month helps bring awareness, keeps topic in forefront Did you know that 1.7 million individuals in the United States will suffer a traumatic brain injury each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This number includes approximately 262,065 U.S. military servicemembers. Not all cases of TBI are combat related,…

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Messages that resonate

Posted  March 1, 2013

The campaign to eliminate the bullying problem among youth at Fort Irwin has resulted in recent visits by individuals with messages that are very relevant.

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You are a Soldier for Life

Posted  March 1, 2013

“Soldiers past and present are selflfless, disciplined, and innovative. They have lived, served, and led with moral and ethical courage. They are Soldiers for Life and their attributes will make them a welcome addition to any organization.”

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Fort Irwin professionals active with Army Engineer Association

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Martin H. Cesana chapter of the Army Engineer Association recently met at Fort Irwin to: elect and install a slate of chapter officers; discuss the promotion of AEA scholarship opportunities to the Fort Irwin community, and; conduct an engineer professional development session. The group routinely meets to facilitate cohesion, interaction, and networking within the…

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January 2013 birth announcements

Posted  March 1, 2013

Marika Noelle Dianne – girl Jan. 5 at 10:20 a.m. 10 lbs., 8 oz., 22 inches Spc. Brittany Wilson Unit/Company: 699th Maintenance Company Ricarlos Marcell Jr. – boy Jan. 5 at 12:44 p.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 19.7 inches Maj. Ricarlos and Audrey Caldwell Unit/Company: Operations Group Paisley Lorene – girl Jan. 7 at 8:28…

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If you own weapons, be familiar with your rights and responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

Privately owned weapons are a hot topic right now. If you own weapons, it is more important now, than ever, to be familiar with your rights and responsibilities. As a general rule, current federal law prohibits the Department of Defense from issuing any requirement, or collecting or recording information, relating to privately owned weapons that…

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