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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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Urban Master Breach Familiarization

Posted  August 9, 2012

From July 17th through 19th, the engineers from Operations Group’s Sidewinder Team conducted a class for other Observer Coach / Trainers and the 11th Cavalry Regiment’s 58th Engineer Company on urban...

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MEDDAC sponsors Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade at Irwin

Posted  August 9, 2012

On July 24, members of MEDDAC joined with Operation Homefront to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children of NTC military members.

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Army Emergency Relief program update

Posted  August 9, 2012

Are you newly PCS’d to Fort Irwin or newly married? Did you know AER can approve up to $4,000 at no interest to allow you to purchase furniture? If you do this, remember that the loan must be repaid prior to an ETS. Want to know more? Did you know that AER can authorize a…

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Birth Announcements for July 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

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1/11 Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted  August 2, 2012

Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment can finally claim the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the country they’ve been defending in uniform.

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News Briefs – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 Silver Valley Unified School District will start the 2012-2013 school year Thursday, Aug. 9. Following is a list of back-to-school events: Aug. 7 Registration at General Colin L. Powell Preschool   Aug. 8 Lewis Elementary School 2-3 p.m. Meet and Greet & Class assignments are posted   Fort Irwin Middle School…

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Lead 7 Sends

Posted  August 2, 2012

Why do we serve? There are as many answers to that question as there are Soldiers. It is, and should be and honor to serve our nation and its people.

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I Battery trains on Stinger Missile at Pendleton

Posted  August 2, 2012

Troopers from I Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, got the opportunity to visit the Marine Corps Stinger Missile Trainer in Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 26.

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916th Support Brigade welcomes new commander

Posted  August 2, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. James Higgins, command sergeant major of the 916th Support Brigade, hands off the unit colors to Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell during

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Salutes & Awards

Tuskeegee Airman recognized for contributions

Posted  August 2, 2012

On any given day there is always the opportunity to read about our nation’s history, but not often enough do you get the chance to meet one of the men or women who help make that history.

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