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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 – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

School starts today Today is the first day of school for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be aware of increased traffic around Fort Irwin’s schools. Following is a schedule of back-to-school events:   Fort Irwin Middle School 8/9 – 7:50 Alphabetized grade-level posters in place with Homeroom Assignments 8/9 – 8:15-8:35 In Homerooms, Greet…

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Lead 6 Sends – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

Since being established a year ago Desert University or “Desert-U” has an average enrollment of 113 Soldiers and Leaders. While pursuing education goals while simultaneously balancing mission requirements is always challenging, it’s a critical part of our professional ethic.

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Horse Detachment celebrates the start of school with free show

Posted  August 9, 2012

Troopers from the Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a free cavalry show at Fort Irwin Aug 3.

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NCO Induction

Posted  August 9, 2012

The newest noncommissioned officers of the 916th Support Brigade raise their right hands as they are inducted into the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Adopt-a-pet August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. There will be a meeting of the community garden club today at 5…

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IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted  August 9, 2012

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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MWR brings music, mulligans, and Muppets to August

Posted  August 9, 2012

This August, Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is hosting a variety of events for Soldiers and families, including the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, the inaugural Fort Irwin Golf Tournament, and the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts attend Camp Emerald Bay

Posted  August 9, 2012

Six Scouts and three adult leaders of Troop 67 went to Catalina Island for summer camp from July 8th to the 14th. At Camp Emerald Bay, each scout concentrated on one to three merit badges of their choice.

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Back to School Bash

Posted  August 9, 2012

Peter Osborn, 11, and Jonathan Osborn, 15, battle it out with pugel sticks during the Child, Youth, and School Services Back-to-School...

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