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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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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Employer meet-and-greet There will be an employer meet-and-greet today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center.  This event is open to transitioning military members, veterans, family members, and the Fort Irwin community.  Come meet representatives from local employers with current openings and get guidance on their hiring processes.  For more information,…

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NTC and Fort Irwin welcome new CSM

Posted  June 7, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, hands off the non-commissioned officers’ sword to incoming National Training Center and Fort Irwin command sergeant major...

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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted  June 7, 2012

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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Adopt-a-pet June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Jacques and Ray are 1-2 year old male cats who are very friendly and love to play. They both must be adopted by tomorrow. Chum is a 4-month old male pit bull who must be adopted off-post due to housing regulations.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shea McCullough

Posted  June 7, 2012

Where do you volunteer? Army Community Services (ACS) in Building 109. What do you do as a volunteer? Assist with the Mobilization and Deployment and Employment Readiness Programs. What do you get out of volunteering? A smoother transition into the civilian workforce as well as applicable…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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RSS volunteers to help Fort Irwin Middle School Field Day

Posted  June 7, 2012

Troopers from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron,11th Armored Cavalry Regiment volunteered to help out Fort Irwin Middle School with a field day at May 23.

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Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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