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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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U.S. forces fight in Atropian city of Razish

Posted  April 5, 2012

Many people are not aware of the war between the countries of Donovia and Atropia over the border city of Razish, and for good reason — it’s not real. The countries aren’t real and the battles are only a training simulation. But no matter how…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol and community responsibility

Posted  April 5, 2012

Most people are aware of the consequences of drunken driving.  What about people who are abusing and misusing alcohol and are not behind the wheel, but still can be considered dangerous?  A couple examples are persons caring for children while intoxicated and people at work under the influence of alcohol.  Although awareness about driving while…

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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  April 5, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics set for late April

Posted  April 5, 2012

On April 28 at 10:30 a.m., Child, Youth and School Services will be hosting the Month of the Military Child Fair and the Olympics.  CYSS has a fun filled day planned for you. Are you up to the challenge?  Do you have what it takes to become a recipient of the Presidential Fitness Challenge? The…

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Carnival brings ‘Big Top’ fun to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 5, 2012

While the Month of the Military Child doesn’t officially start until April, you would never have known it wasn’t already in full swing at last week’s “Under the Big Top” Carnival at the Happy Hearts Child Development Center on Fort Irwin. The event…

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BOSS softball world series

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of the 58th Engineers softball team pose with their trophy after taking second place in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers softball tournament March 30-31 at Fort Irwin. Members of the SoCal Ballers softball team pose with their trophy after winning the Better Opportunities for Single…

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Leadership experience is available in garrison too

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2012) — With the withdrawal from Iraq and similar actions in Afghanistan on the horizon, Soldiers looking to be leaders need to know opportunities are available in garrison, senior leaders said…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 5, 2012

Soldiers with the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of a truck during a BOSS trip to the DUB car show in San Diego March 25.

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Tuberculosis still poses risks today

Posted  March 29, 2012

World Tuberculosis Day took place March 24. An estimated two million people die every year around the world due to a known and treatable disease. The disease in question is not one whispered in fear and cannot be immunized globally to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The disease is…

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Update on Single Soldier Housing Office progress

Posted  March 29, 2012

It’s been four months since the Single Soldier Housing Office opened its doors at Fort Irwin. Previously, barracks were managed by a variety of means that made it less effective and cost efficient to maintain a quality of living that our single Soldiers deserve. To ensure we maintain quality housing…

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