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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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Keeping vehicles in the fight during gunnery skills testing

Posted  December 20, 2012

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, kept vehicles in the fight during gunnery skills testing at the range, here, Dec. 12. Mechanics recovered vehicles and fixed them if a mechanical failure occurred at the range.

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11th ACR marches through Barstow during annual event

Posted  December 20, 2012

Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a three-mile march through the city of Barstow, Dec 12.

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Site inspection to be performed prior to construction of new hospital

Posted  December 13, 2012

In support of the Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, the Army Environmental Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District are conducting a Supplemental Site Inspection of two former Fort Irwin range areas, also known as Munitions Response Sites. The work is being conducted under the U.S. Army Military Munitions Response…

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If evacuations are required they will not be scheduled on Christmas or New Years Day

Posted  December 13, 2012

Important Information Due to the potential safety hazards associated with investigating munitions, the public is required to remain a safe distance away from the site for the duration of the project. To protect the public, the Army will work with the community to ensure safety while minimizing inconveniences to residents and personnel near the Supplemental…

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Tentative Schedule of Initial Field Activities

Posted  December 13, 2012

Mobilization of Contractor to Site and installation of site fencing: Dec. 17 – 21, 2012 Initial surface clearance and digital geophysical survey of site: Dec. 24, 2012 – Jan. 31, 2013 Investigation of anomalies and soil sampling: Feb. 1 – 28, 2013 Evaluate data to determine need for further action: March 1, 2013 Note: All…

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New Hospital by 2016

Posted  December 13, 2012

The new hospital is scheduled to be completed by 2016 and will be located just north of the current hospital, which was built in 1966. The new facility will be a community based hospital providing emergency, obstetrical, and general surgery services. It will have a full contingent of ancillary services to include pharmacy, laboratory, and…

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Winterfest December 15

Posted  December 13, 2012
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Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted  December 13, 2012

The National Training Center and 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 U.S. Army. The installation has two water systems. A reverse osmosis or RO system and a domestic use system or DU system. The…

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November birth announcements

Posted  December 13, 2012

Anslee Brooke – girl Nov. 2 at 4:51 p.m. 7 lbs., 5 oz., 19 inches Cpl. Brok and Emilie Shuler Unit/Company: E Troop 2/11th ACR Ohlen James – boy Nov. 8 at 2:29 p.m. 6 lbs., 3 oz., 19 ¼ inches Sgt. Rick and Sarah Hoerlein Unit/Company: 1/11th ACR Michael Conrad III – boy Nov….

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Community Calendar – December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Dec. 13 Middle School and Teen Center Cooking Club “Gingerbread House.” 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Dec. 14 Middle School and Teen Center “Snow Globes” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Middle School and Teen Center “Volleyball Night.”…

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