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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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Troopers from 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment construct mine boxes

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from the 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment constructed mine boxes at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 28. The boxes were designed to safely transport simulated mines to the box for use in the rotation.

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Real time logistics today enhances combat operations of tomorrow

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment stay on the forefront of cutting edge systems by implementing and testing Global Combat Support System- Army during rotations at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 5.

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Community Calendar – November 15th, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov.15 Blood Drive and Marrow Screening. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bloodmobile at Mary E. Walker Clinic. Sgt. 1st Class Karlo Reed, 380-3887. Middle School and Teen Center “Spicy Rice” cooking activity and Paparazzi Club. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732….

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Health & Safety

Safety Tip of the Week

Posted  November 15, 2012

Cold weather often inspires people to use space heaters to take the chill out of the air. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential fires following cooking. The overwhelming majority of space heater accidents are the result of improper use, failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or incomplete knowledge of basic space…

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MilitaryHOMEFRONT: a good friend online

Posted  November 15, 2012

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, policy and guidance designed to help servicemembers and their Families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil. Here are few MilitaryHOMEFRONT key points when…

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Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted  November 15, 2012

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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Salutes & Awards

Silver Star awarded posthumously

Posted  November 15, 2012

Mrs. Viola Lucero, widow of Domitilio Lucero, accepted the Silver Star award on behalf of her husband from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell in Newberry Springs, Calif., Nov. 5. Mr. Lucero was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II. Lucero was a sergeant with…

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Los Angeles Dodgers honor Soldiers with event on their field

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honored several Soldiers during an event on their field, Monday. Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin took batting practice and got to meet Dodger veteran Don Newcombe and the new public relations face of the team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Soldiers in attendance included Sgt. Brandon Smith,…

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Warrior Care Month: Success through transition — Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship

Posted  November 15, 2012

Warrior Care Month started in 2008 and is observed by Military Services each November. This is a time to reaffirm a commitment to quality health care, education and careers for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members. Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) is proud to announce its celebration of the Soldiers in transition assigned…

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Recognizing those who have served

Posted  November 15, 2012

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin traveled within the High Desert and beyond to support events during the celebration of Veterans Day, Sunday. Chief of Staff for the NTC, Col. Richard Wilson, made an appearance at Mountain View Cemetery and the State Veterans Home in Barstow. The annual event at Mountain View…

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