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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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Health & Safety

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted  May 3, 2012

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of…

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Events

Volunteer recognition ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2012

Hayley Violand poses for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Morse and Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison command sergeant major and commander, after receiving the first place award for volunteering with schools during Fort Irwin’s volunteer recognition ceremony April 25 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Pirate Party!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Richard Ballard paints his shark box with great care at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. McKinley Viers works hard on a shark box during the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. Gabriel Alameddin checks out Richard Ballard’s...

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Army

Signal Soldiers get linked at NTC in for first deployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lucky to be comfortably doing their job inside air-conditioned trailers, signal Soldiers last week set up communication equipment to support training held in the hot, dry Mojave Desert. Pfc. Zachary Hunsberger...

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts conquer Tiefort Mountain

Posted  June 7, 2012

Tiefort Mountain is the largest mountain at Fort Irwin, and its 5,063 feet of desert beauty has provided many hikers and climbers the opportunity to scale its rocky slopes and take in the panoramic view of the valley...

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Birth Announcements for May 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012
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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin CYSS scores high on inspection

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Military Child Care Act of 1989 was passed by both the House and Senate in November 1989.  The goal of the act was to improve the availability, management, quality, and safety of child care provided on military installations. Per this mandate, the Military Child Act of 1989 requires an annual unannounced program inspection of…

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Chapel food pantry program revamped

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Fort Irwin Chapel Community is thrilled to announce some wonderful new changes to the Food Pantry Program. The new program, put in place June 1, will greatly improve the chapel’s ability to provide Soldiers and family members with emergency assistance. The food pantry is funded through donations to the Chapel’s Operation Helping Hand account….

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Health & Safety

Safe Assured information available

Posted  June 7, 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.  Safe Assured mini-CD offers a single storehouse of information containing the following…

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News Briefs May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Driver’s Education Drivers Education courses for teens ages 15-17 will take place June 4-7 in Building 1317, room 7. Instruction goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. The cost is $305 and includes 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The course also provides a DMV handbook, parent training…

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