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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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Grilling Safety

Posted  May 24, 2012

SAFETY TIPS Propane and charcol BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at leaste three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup…

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Fort Irwin teen earns second-degree black belt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Aiden Hitchcock prepares to break a board with his foot while testing for a second-degree black belt in karate at Fort Irwin’s STARZ Academy building May 16. In the world of karate, Aiden Hitchcock has achieved a major milestone. The Fort Irwin Middle School eighth-grader attained the rank of second-degree black belt here May 16….

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Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted  May 31, 2012

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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Local minor league team offers family fun

Posted  May 31, 2012

The boys of summer are back. Residents of Fort Irwin don’t have to drive all the way to LA to see professional baseball; there is a team just a little south of the installation. The High Desert Mavericks...

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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Birth Announcements for May 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012
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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin CYSS scores high on inspection

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Military Child Care Act of 1989 was passed by both the House and Senate in November 1989.  The goal of the act was to improve the availability, management, quality, and safety of child care provided on military installations. Per this mandate, the Military Child Act of 1989 requires an annual unannounced program inspection of…

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Chapel food pantry program revamped

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Fort Irwin Chapel Community is thrilled to announce some wonderful new changes to the Food Pantry Program. The new program, put in place June 1, will greatly improve the chapel’s ability to provide Soldiers and family members with emergency assistance. The food pantry is funded through donations to the Chapel’s Operation Helping Hand account….

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Safe Assured information available

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely.  Safe Assured mini-CD offers a single storehouse of information containing the following…

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News Briefs May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Driver’s Education Drivers Education courses for teens ages 15-17 will take place June 4-7 in Building 1317, room 7. Instruction goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. The cost is $305 and includes 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The course also provides a DMV handbook, parent training…

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