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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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Senior leaders duke it out during Ultimate Frisbee game

Posted  April 26, 2012

The glistening dew of the grass is broken up by the heavy steps of the warriors about to conduct battle. The field is set, the players are ready and the game is Ultimate Frisbee. Senior leaders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment competed in a game of Ultimate Frisbee at Fort Irwin April 13. Col….

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Events

Community Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

TODAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646. A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to…

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Local

VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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Army

Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted  April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted  April 26, 2012

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Machine Gun

Posted  April 26, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., April 23 — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Noe Ramos, 21, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to possessing a machine gun. “Criminals who unlawfully possess and traffic in stolen machine guns will always garner ATF’s full attention,” said Special Agent in Charge Scot L. Thomasson. “Due to ATF’s diligence and…

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Events

Family Advocacy Program ice cream social

Posted  April 26, 2012

Jeremy Zyla, 4, eats a blue ice cream cone during the Family Advocacy Program’s ice cream social at Jackrabbit Park April 18. The event was part of FAP’s activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff members from FAP were on hand to provide information about child abuse and child abuse…

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Landmark Inn welcomes new general manager

Posted  April 26, 2012

There’s a new face in charge of Fort Irwin’s hotel. Joyce Wilston took over as general manager of the Landmark Inn April 3. A resident of the High Desert for 13 years, Wilston is a California native and brings many years of hotel management experience to her new role. Before coming...

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Army

Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted  April 26, 2012

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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MEDDAC active shooter scenario

Posted  April 26, 2012

MEDDAC personnel treat a Soldier portraying a casualty during an active shooter disaster exercise at Weed Army Community Hospital April 19. Pfc. Manuel Coronel, Fort Irwin Military Police Company, peers around a corner at Weed Army Community Hospital during an active shooter disaster exercise April 19. MEDDAC personnel carry a civilian portraying a casualty…

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