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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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Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Military munitions that were used, but fail to function as intended are called UXO or unexploded ordnance. The United States has always maintained a trained and ready military to protect its national interests. As a result of the munitions-related activities (e.g., live-fire training, testing, disposal operations) required to maintain this force, and other actions (e.g.,…

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Ghost Scouts role play with help from Blackhorse Troopers

Posted  September 20, 2012

The 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment is the Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, who came to the National Training Center in order to train their forces for Security Force Advisory Team missions in Afghanistan. The SFAT teams will act in an advisory role to Afghan Security…

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FMWR, DPW team-up to improve your facilities

Posted  September 20, 2012

We are proud to announce that refurbishments to Freedom Fitness Center are moving forward. The center’s basketball court closed today for a much needed renovation. The first phase of the renovation will include the basketball court, the flooring, bleachers and walls. The women’s locker room will then be upgraded in approximately a month (dates and…

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Leaders look at Army of 2020 and beyond

Posted  September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2012) — As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like? These questions were discussed during the Training and Doctrine Command-led “Army Campaign of Learning” Senior Leader Seminar, or SLS,…

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O’zapft is! (It’s tapped!)

Posted  September 20, 2012

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, command sergeant major for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, share a laugh at Oktoberfest, Sept. 15. The annual Oktoberfest celebration kick-off on Fort Irwin saw revelers enjoy activities, food and drinks at Shock Wave, Sept. 15….

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News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Campaign “A Healthy Force is a Ready Force” September 2012 is recognized by the Army as Suicide Prevention Month. The campaign emphasizes Total Force awareness of Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Family members and Army…

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Security, safety of NTC and Fort Irwin community first priority of command

Posted  September 13, 2012

Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton addressed a community audience Sept. 7 about the response to the discovery of training simulators at Fort Irwin Middle School

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Fort Irwin’s new Volleyball Champions!

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School students are shown in file photos after having clinched the 2011 championship in girls volleyball in the High Desert Athletic League and during a pep rally at FIMS, March 16. The middle school is part of the Silver Valley Unified School District. The district’s mission is to maximize the use of…

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Timely contribution to Barstow social services agency

Posted  September 13, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community demonstrate loyalty and generosity to Barstow by donating food purchased at the Commissary....

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted  September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2012) — The Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. The Army expanded its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma…

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