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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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11ACR Horse Detachment holds Fall Festival

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, held a Fall Festival as a way to not only interact with the community, but also to raise money for 11th ACR troop-level Family Readiness Groups, here, Oct. 26.

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  November 8, 2012

Enaida Lizde Q: Where do you volunteer? A: At Family Advocacy Program under Army Community Service. Q: What do you do as a volunteer? A: I assist the Family Advocacy Program Manager in prevention and education of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse at Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison. Q: What do you get out of…

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Visiting a local, national treasure: Death Valley

Posted  November 8, 2012

fe With the weather turning cooler, now is a great time to visit Death Valley National Park. During the summer months, temperatures approaching 115 degrees are common during the hottest time of the year. In November temperatures in the mid 70’s are the norm. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center just underwent a complete renovation. The…

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This Veterans Day celebrate the strength, courage, dedication of those who served

Posted  November 8, 2012

For the last century, we have honored the service and sacrifice of our Veterans on November 11. When the cannons of World War One were silenced, we thought we had fought the “war to end all wars,” but as history proved, we still need our Soldiers. This year celebrate the strength, courage and dedication of…

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Partnership burning strong after 21 years

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association will host the 21st Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, starting November 14. This year, 240 youth from 30 fire department jurisdictions in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside are scheduled to attend. Cities represented include Phelan, Ontario, Redlands, Temecula and Victorville. The Fire…

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Making use of technology for our children’s safety

Posted  November 8, 2012

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely. “National Center for Missing & Exploited Children urges parents or guardians to…

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Running to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted  November 8, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community came out running to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk/Ride, Oct. 20. The community showed off their spirit and support by wearing different shades of pink while navigating the challenging 5K trail. Command Sgt….

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poetry contest

Posted  November 15, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin EO and EEO Offices are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest in the Fort Irwin community. High school students, Military, Family members, and Department of the Army civilians are all invited to participate. The winner will have the opportunity to read his or her winning…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Combined Federal Campaign will run through Dec. 15 and I believe that the CFC is for everyone. Why do I say that? There are so many organizations within the United States that are non-profit and need our help because of a lack of funding. This year we have 1,900 non-profit companies that have been…

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Fort Irwin Angel Tree Program 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For several years , the Angel Tree Program has provided Christmas assistance to Fort Irwin Families during the Holidays. Through the Angel Tree Program, generous donors have made a child’s holiday more special. Once a child has been registered as an “Angel,” the donor who selects the Angel from the tree makes a promise that…

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