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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Adopt-a-pet May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Coral is a super-friendly Lab mix who is about 5 years old and great with kids.  Prince Eric is a polydactyl cat—meaning he has extra toes —who is about 3 years old and very friendly.  Sophie is a 2-year-old short haired cat who loves to cuddle.  Nigel is a 2-year-old Shar Pei who is very…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Yolanda Lujan

Posted  May 17, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer with the Employment Readiness Program.   What you do as a volunteer? I helped set up and coordinate the employer meet-and-greet we had in March. If I am available, I update The Seeker employment newsletter and also do any clerical  work needed. I take part in classes offered by…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

TODAY A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army  Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and provide information.  For more information, call 380-4218.   TOMORROW Family Night at the Library is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every third Friday of each month with a different…

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted  May 17, 2012

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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Motocross at Fort Irwin

Posted  May 10, 2012

Rich Kearns shows off his bike handling skills during the Freestyle Motocross demo at Fort Irwin’s Town Center May 6. Ronnie Renner and Keith Sayers sign autographs for fans at the Fort Irwin Town Center...

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  May 10, 2012

Have you ever wondered why the AER Program continues to survive over the years to assist our Soldiers?   Could it be the donations to the program from our active duty and retired Soldiers?  Or could it be the paying back of the hundreds of loans by our Soldiers?  To a degree both of these…

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Commissary supports Month of the Military Child

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Children from Fort Irwin’s Strong Beginnings program listen as a commissary representative talks about fruits and vegetables during a field trip April 25. The children visited the commissary to learn about nutrition as part of events for Month of the Military Child.

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Month of the Military Child

Posted  May 3, 2012

Elizabeth Adler jumps to the finish line of a sack race during Fort Irwin’s 26th annual Month of the Military Child celebration April 28. Photo by Alice Adler Daniel Humble shows off his face paint during Fort Irwin’s 26th annual Month of the Military Child celebration April 28.

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Little Majors

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Jace Henry slides into second base on a single by Sam Digati in the Fort Irwin Little League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres at Lillian Field in Barstow April 24.   First baseman Rodney Lenton reaches for a wide throw during the Fort IrwinLittle League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres…

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