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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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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted  May 24, 2012

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours – Monday, May 28, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

AAFES All AAFES facilities will observe normal operating hours.   MWR ACS Barstow Outreach Center – Closed ACS, Bldg 561 – Closed Arts & Crafts Center, Bldg 976 – Closed Auto Craft Shop, Bldg 910 – Closed CDC, Bldg 1317 – Closed CDC, Bldg 4150 – Closed CYSS Parent Central, Bldg 109 – Closed CYSS…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 24, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson poses in front of a car during the Bimmerfest car show in Pasadena, Calif., May 19.  Johnson and Soldiers from Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program visited the show to promote Fort Irwin and the upcoming BOSS Cali Swag Car Show, which will take place June 23 at Fort Irwin.

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Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

Posted  May 17, 2012

All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry...

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News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sandy Basin Pool now open The Sandy Basin swimming pool is open for the summer.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The pool will be open from…

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Acquisition exec observes ‘decisive action’ training at NTC

Posted  May 17, 2012

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets — armored security vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while yelling “enemy fire, second floor, 12 o’clock!”

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2/11 commander conducts mass re-enlistment

Posted  May 17, 2012

Lt. Col. Arthur B. Robertson, commander for 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts a re-enlistment ceremony at the National Training Center and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum on Fort Irwin April 30. The ceremony marked the second mass re-enlistment ceremony…

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Soldier and NCO of the Year

Posted  May 17, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan E. Buckner, Command Sergeant Major the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, congratulates Spc. Cody Graham, 2nd Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, on winning the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year competition at the...

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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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