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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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“Inteqal” begins at the National Training Center

Posted  September 6, 2012

Inteqal—transition in the Dari and Pashtu languages—is the process by which security responsibility for Afghanistan is gradually transitioned from ISAF to Afghan leadership. Current Rotational Training Unit at NTC preparing for SFAAT mission, which is vital to that process. If you’ve been around the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a while (especially old-timer…

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A merger for the better

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Cactus Corner CDC is a state-of-the-art Child Development Center where patrons will find a modern facility with rooms equipped with furnishing, materials, and equipment that are age appropriate for their children.

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Do It Yourself and Save

Posted  September 6, 2012

Brake maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups are all important, but the cost can add up fast. One way to save a little cash is to do it yourself, and a great place to work on the car is the Fort Irwin Auto Craft Shop.

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Mississippi National Guard Special Forces boat teams rescue residents post-Hurricane Isaac

Posted  September 6, 2012

Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard responded to Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the Mississippi gulf coast beginning Aug. 29, by patrolling the flooded areas of Hancock County in their zodiac inflatable boats.

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Enlisted man sheds more than 100 pounds, graduates basic training

Posted  September 6, 2012

David West II holds up an a pair jeans he used to wear before shedding more than 100 pounds to enlist in the Army. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2012) — Pvt. David L. West II, of Plato, Mo., graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 31st Engineer…

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171st MCC in charge of safe, efficient movement of personnel, equipment to NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

A Soldier with 171st Movement Control Company, 1916th Support Battalion of the 916th Support Brigade, directs the off-loading of a vehicle at Marine Corps Logistic Base in Yermo, Calif., Aug. 24. The movement of vehicles and equipment for NTC Rotational Training Units is coordinated by the 171st MCC. In the hot, dusty rail-yard at the…

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Labor Day 2012 Safety Tips

Posted  August 30, 2012

On Monday, millions of American workers will celebrate Labor Day. Wrapping up summer fun, and beginning school, this will be the last summer holiday. Labor Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1894, and is always observed the first Monday in September. Labor Day is also known as the second deadliest holiday…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  August 30, 2012

Suicides in our ranks continue to be a critical challenge for our Army Family; and the numbers are simply staggering! In the first 155 days of the year, 154 of our fellow service members took their own lives. In July alone, 26 active-duty Soldiers took their own lives; 50 percent more than the number of…

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The Commandos roll into NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is one day away from “rolling-out” for the beginning of its 14-day training at the National Training Center’s 1,000 square-mile “box.” The Commando brigade from Fort Drum, NY, will complete Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) tomorrow. The next phase of their rotation at the…

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How Soldiers can cap interest rates at six percent

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are you on active duty? Are you currently paying a mortgage or consumer debt, like a car loan, a credit card bill, or a private education loan? Did you personally or jointly with your spouse acquire that debt before you came on active duty? If your answer to these three questions is “yes,” then the…

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