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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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2012 NCO, Soldier of Year named

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldier of the Year Spc. Saral Shrestha receives his award from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 22, 2012) – Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army’s 2012 Noncommissioned…

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Operational concept of the future

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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Don’t do it

Posted  November 1, 2012

Offenses ranging from disrespecting a commissioned officer to providing alcohol to an underage Soldier punished under Uniformed Code of Military Justice During September, several Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received non-judicial punishment following Article 15 proceedings. A…

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Exchange to offer fee-free Holiday Layaway program

Posted  November 1, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Fort Irwin Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that…

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Salutes & Awards

Kid ‘Caught Being Safe!’

Posted  November 1, 2012

Fourteen-year-old Justin Robertson was “Caught Being Safe” while riding his bike home from Fort Irwin Middle School, Oct. 17. Justin was observed stopping at a pedestrian zone and dismounting his bicycle to proceed across Goldstone Road safely. Justin received a Caught Being Safe backpack that included a $30 Exchange gift card and other goodies. He…

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Chapel Congregations Contribute To Thanksgiving Holiday Basket Drive

Posted  November 1, 2012

On October 14th, all Fort Irwin Chapel congregations received a designated offered for FMWR’s upcoming Thanksgiving Food Basket program.

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‘Raiders’ dig in at NTC

Posted  November 1, 2012

With months of preparation and training under their belts, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, began a two-week training gauntlet at the National Training Center, Oct. 26.

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Community Calendar – November 1st, 2012

Posted  November 1, 2012

Nov. 1 Middle School and Teen Center “Baked Apples and Ice Cream” cooking activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 2 Middle School and Teen Center “Movie Night.”Center is open 3:30 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Nov. 3 Animal Vaccine Clinic. 8 a.m. – noon. Fort Irwin Veterinarian Clinic. Exam Fee, $10….

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Health & Safety

Easy, rider

Posted  November 1, 2012

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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Veteran wins NTC and Fort Irwin ‘Rising Star’ title

Posted  November 1, 2012

Eight members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin community competed in the annual Operation Rising Star final competition at Shockwave, here, Oct. 17.

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