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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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Emergency call boxes installed along Fort Irwin Road

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT IRWIN, May 7 –San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Brad Mitzelfelt today was by joined the Garrison Commander of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to mark the installation of the first emergency call box on Fort Irwin Road. “Soldiers, their families and the civilian employees who work at Fort Irwin…

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Highlights from May 2 town hall meeting

Posted  May 10, 2012

A quarterly town hall meeting was held May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Following are highlights of issues addressed: Col. Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison commander, gave an overview of the status of issues addressed at February’s town hall meeting.  Twenty-five construction projects have been completed and 18 are currently under construction, including, the community…

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Fort Irwin roller derby gets ‘heavy’

Posted  May 10, 2012

There is a rebirth of sorts going on, and a part of it is happening right here at Fort Irwin. Roller derby was extremely popular in the 1930s and 40s, but almost completely disappeared in following years, in part due to decreased popularity of scripted matches and rehearsed drama.

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VVTA NTC commuter bus service to begin Monday

Posted  May 10, 2012

The new NTC Commuter bus service, operated by the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), with service from Victorville and Barstow to Fort Irwin will start on 14 May 2012.  The Schedule and pricing information is attached.  NTC shuttle buses will continue providing transportation for Commuter passengers on established routes, no changes. The shuttle will be…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

THURSDAY A representative from Azusa Pacific University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information and answer questions.  For more information, call 380-4218.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome…

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Adopt-a-pet May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Penny is a 8-month-old female short hair kitten who loves to play.  Owl is a very fluffy, brown and white female cat with lots of curiosity who is about 4 years old.  Nemo is an orange and white male tabby who is about 2 years old.  Grimsby is a 5-year-old male cat who loves to…

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted  May 17, 2012

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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Events

BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, poses with a police car during BOSS’ visit to the USO Car Show at Ontario Airport in Ontario, Calif., May 6. The show raised money for the USO. BOSS will sponsor the second annual Cali Swag Car Show June 23 at Fort…

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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted  May 17, 2012

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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A muddy good time

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Jeff Loper, Fort Irwin G3, runs into a mud pit during the inaugural Barstow Mud Run at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow May 12. The run raised money for the veterans home and the Barstow Kiwanis Club’s youth programs.

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