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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Messages that resonate

Posted  March 1, 2013

The campaign to eliminate the bullying problem among youth at Fort Irwin has resulted in recent visits by individuals with messages that are very relevant.

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You are a Soldier for Life

Posted  March 1, 2013

“Soldiers past and present are selflfless, disciplined, and innovative. They have lived, served, and led with moral and ethical courage. They are Soldiers for Life and their attributes will make them a welcome addition to any organization.”

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Fort Irwin professionals active with Army Engineer Association

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Martin H. Cesana chapter of the Army Engineer Association recently met at Fort Irwin to: elect and install a slate of chapter officers; discuss the promotion of AEA scholarship opportunities to the Fort Irwin community, and; conduct an engineer professional development session. The group routinely meets to facilitate cohesion, interaction, and networking within the…

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January 2013 birth announcements

Posted  March 1, 2013

Marika Noelle Dianne – girl Jan. 5 at 10:20 a.m. 10 lbs., 8 oz., 22 inches Spc. Brittany Wilson Unit/Company: 699th Maintenance Company Ricarlos Marcell Jr. – boy Jan. 5 at 12:44 p.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 19.7 inches Maj. Ricarlos and Audrey Caldwell Unit/Company: Operations Group Paisley Lorene – girl Jan. 7 at 8:28…

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If you own weapons, be familiar with your rights and responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

Privately owned weapons are a hot topic right now. If you own weapons, it is more important now, than ever, to be familiar with your rights and responsibilities. As a general rule, current federal law prohibits the Department of Defense from issuing any requirement, or collecting or recording information, relating to privately owned weapons that…

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Survey to determine how well leadership administers Civilian Human Resources program management responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Office of the Assistant G-1, Civilian Personnel – Proponency and Evaluations Division is conducting a survey of civilian employees and supervisors of the United States Army Garrison and Medical Command activities at Fort Irwin. The survey is being administered as an integral element of the Civilian Human Resources Program Management Evaluation scheduled at these…

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Local unit ensures smooth arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers

Posted  February 1, 2013

The responsibility for the movement and accountability of an Army brigade rotating through the National Training Center falls on the shoulders of the 171st Movement Control Company. The 171st MCC serves under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade at the NTC. The company is partitioned into sections that oversee the movement of personnel and…

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171st MCC senior NCO active with Civil Air Patrol

Posted  February 1, 2013

In addition to overseeing the safe arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Nicholson is actively involved with Civil Air Patrol Voyager Squadron 120 headquartered in Victorville, Calif. She is a member of the CAP and recently hosted a tour for Squadron adult members and youth cadets to the Southern California Logistics…

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These bath salts will not soften anything in your life

Posted  February 1, 2013

YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO: Two of these images are from a video PSA the United States Navy made to warn the military community about the dangers of using bath salts. In the video, a Sailor snorts a thick, white line of the drug, vomits and then suffers demonic hallucinations. After attacking his girlfriend on a…

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“No Excuse”

Posted  February 1, 2013

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is a crime. Army Regulation 600-20 Army Command Policy defines Sexual Assault as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Consent should not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the…

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