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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Hope springs eternal

Posted  September 6, 2013

On a sweltering July morning in the middle of the National Training Center, the distinctive beat of a fast-approaching helicopter cuts the heat.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Yes, drill sergeant!

Posted  September 6, 2013

With her daughter Nailah at her side, National Training Center’s Operations Group Schools NCO Staff Sgt. Maria Deogracia (Grace) Elisan was administered an oath by NTC’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, during her reenlistment, Aug. 19.

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Changing of the Stole

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photo courtesy of Center Chapel The Contemporary Protestant Worship Service that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel was able to participate in the “Changing of the Stole Ceremony” between Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Doug Prentice and Chaplain (Maj.) Bart Herndon, July 28. Chaplain Prentice was departing for a follow-on…

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Generous Community

Posted  September 6, 2013

  The Feds Feed Families campaign on Fort Irwin concluded with a donation of food totaling almost 15,000 pounds to several programs that help community members of Barstow, Calif. The Fort Irwin Commissary, directed by Cynthia Hernandez, loaded onto a delivery truck and van: canned food, dried food items, watermelons, potatoes and bottled water for…

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Parent to Parent to host reading workshop, book exchange

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin Parent to Parent team and the Post Library are offering parents a chance to exchange gently used books their kids have outgrown for “new” ones.

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Goodwill Southern California helping Fort Irwin Veterans find employment

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Goodwill Southern California Transitioning Veteran Employment Program is celebrating nearly one year of service at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin by hosting a military appreciation barbecue with food, beverages, prizes and honored speakers. The anniversary event is being co-hosted with the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) at Kyle Coyote Spray Park…

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Is your family prepared for an emergency? The Ready Army program can help

Posted  September 6, 2013

Ready Army is the Army’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the Army community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Army Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and encouraging them to “Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.” Through outreach and education, Ready Army…

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Fort Irwin Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  August 2, 2013

Photo by Les Ozawa Fort Irwin’s new garrison commander, Col. Jonathan P. Braga (left), receives the Fort Irwin colors from Mr. Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director of Installation Management Command’s Central Region, during a change of command ceremony, here, July 11. At center is former commander Col. Kurt J. Pinkerton, whose next assignment is with U.S….

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness month

Posted  August 2, 2013

Throughout the month of August 2013, Fort Irwin and all United States Army installations, facilities and forces will focus their efforts to heighten awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect Army communities from acts of terrorism. By integrating Antiterrorism doctrinal principles with constant AT awareness the Army ensures the safety and security of its people…

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