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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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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted  September 6, 2013

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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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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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Sumo time!

Posted  May 10, 2012

Soldiers try out sumo wrestling suits during the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers BOSS Jamz event May 2 at Ingalls Recreation Center.

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Days of Remembrance commemoration

Posted  May 10, 2012

People read exhibits with information about the Holocaust during Fort Irwin’s Days of Remembrance commemoration May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Motocross at Fort Irwin

Posted  May 10, 2012

Rich Kearns shows off his bike handling skills during the Freestyle Motocross demo at Fort Irwin’s Town Center May 6. Ronnie Renner and Keith Sayers sign autographs for fans at the Fort Irwin Town Center...

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  May 10, 2012

Have you ever wondered why the AER Program continues to survive over the years to assist our Soldiers?   Could it be the donations to the program from our active duty and retired Soldiers?  Or could it be the paying back of the hundreds of loans by our Soldiers?  To a degree both of these…

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Salutes & Awards

Right arm night

Posted  May 10, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kristin Blumberg with an award during Right Arm Night May 2 at Shockwave. Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Capt. Matthew Crosby with…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Angelrose Gajo

Posted  May 10, 2012

Angelrose Gajo was the “Kid’s Caught Being Safe” grand prize winner! Angelrose’s name was pulled from the raffle drawing April 28 2012 during Fort Irwin’s Month of the Military Child celebration at Jackrabbit Park. Angelrose was not present the day of the drawing but came to pick up her new Wii game…

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