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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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Start a chain reaction

Posted  February 1, 2013

Rachel’s Challenge program here Feb. 12 Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact. Rachel’s Challenge is…

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A chance to practice, improve skills

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Warrior Training Alliance conducted a mock, multiple casualty exercise to test its First Responder and emergency response programs, Dec. 7.

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  February 1, 2013

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Are you Desert Strong?

Posted  January 11, 2013

Courtesy Photo Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness is a long-term, enduring initiative that broadens the assessment and training of every member of the Army beyond the standard physical and technical abilities. Just as everyone enters the Army with a variable amount of strength in each of the dimensions of strength (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and…

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Community Calendar – January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Ongoing SKIES Unlimited is an acronym for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” representing the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth. SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six…

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Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Army

Posted  January 11, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes, and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  January 11, 2013

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Commissary fast facts

Posted  January 11, 2013

Students can apply for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children; Commissary recycling nets $5.3 million for surcharge fund

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A Dodger blue Christmas for Fort Irwin children

Posted  January 11, 2013

For some Fort Irwin children the colors of Christmas included blue – Dodger Blue that is. The group of children that made a school trip, Dec. 12, to the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium came from Tiefort View Intermediate School. Their visit with Dodger players of past and present, included photo opportunities, gifts, and story time….

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Rosy start to the new year

Posted  January 11, 2013

Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families attend Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, Jan. 1 Soldiers and Family members from this installation got a chance to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena up close, Jan. 1 A generous invitation by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation provided tickets to grandstand seats…

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