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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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SVUSD implement positive behavior intervention support

Posted  August 2, 2012

Silver Valley Unified School District will begin a three- to five-year implementation process of a research based behavior support system. Lewis Elementary School, Tiefort View Intermediate School, and Fort Irwin Middle School teams have received training. PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing…

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Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Posted  July 26, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy…

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BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Posted  July 26, 2012

Pvt. Jose Gonzales displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for “Knock Out” at BOSS Zone July 19.

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted  July 26, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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Adopt-a-pet July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

If you would like 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 – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

TODAY A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 26, 31, and Aug. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317. Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills. Cost is $40. For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.   TOMORROW There will be a…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Alex Polen

Posted  July 26, 2012

Five-year-old Alex Polen was "caught" riding his bicycle safely by staff from the Garrison Safety Office! Alex was riding with his mom, Rachel, while wearing a helmet and using his training wheels to optimize safety.

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iWatch aimed at keeping eyes on Fort Irwin

Posted  July 26, 2012

Numerous cities and towns across the nation have Neighborhood Watch Programs. These are aimed at encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, unusual visitors and other out of the ordinary sights in their neighborhoods...

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Blackhorse troopers keep vehicles running smoothly

Posted  July 26, 2012

Preventive Maintenance Checks and services are being conducted by 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to ensure vehicles are...

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