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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Salutes & Awards

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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Events

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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Events

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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Events

Class of 2012 graduates at Fort Irwin

Posted  June 7, 2012

Barstow Community College and Park University students anxiously await the beginning of the 16th Annual consolidated graduation ceremony on May 30th.

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Veterans

Red Cross youth volunteers aid vet clinic

Posted  June 7, 2012

On May 19, the Fort Irwin’s American Red Cross Youth Program volunteers facilitated a supply drive to collect items for the Fort Irwin Stray Facility.

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Events

Workin’ at the car wash!

Posted  June 14, 2012

Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program wash cars during BOSS’ car wash fundraiser on Inner Loop Road June 7.

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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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Stryker brigade mechanic gets first taste of ‘real’ Army at NTC

Posted  June 14, 2012

Standing over the engine compartment of a Stryker fighting vehicle in the warm afternoon winds of the Mojave Desert, Pvt. Joshua Lopez is a long way from home. The intense heat, the whipping gusts throwing sand...

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Sports

1916th Organization Day

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a kickball game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day. Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a flag football game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day.

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted  June 14, 2012

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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