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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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Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Army

Posted  January 11, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes, and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  January 11, 2013

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Commissary fast facts

Posted  January 11, 2013

Students can apply for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children; Commissary recycling nets $5.3 million for surcharge fund

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A Dodger blue Christmas for Fort Irwin children

Posted  January 11, 2013

For some Fort Irwin children the colors of Christmas included blue – Dodger Blue that is. The group of children that made a school trip, Dec. 12, to the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium came from Tiefort View Intermediate School. Their visit with Dodger players of past and present, included photo opportunities, gifts, and story time….

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Rosy start to the new year

Posted  January 11, 2013

Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families attend Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, Jan. 1 Soldiers and Family members from this installation got a chance to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena up close, Jan. 1 A generous invitation by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation provided tickets to grandstand seats…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Posted  January 11, 2013

Leadership, Soldiers and community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at a ceremony, Jan. 9, here.

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Get them signed up by Feb. 11

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Sports at Child Youth and School Services is now registering children for winter and spring sports. Sports include: underhand pitch baseball and softball, tee ball, “Start Smart” baseball (for youth ages 3-5), indoor soccer, and track and field. The winter and spring season begins Feb. 25 and April 9 (track and field). Registration costs…

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December 2012 birth announcements

Posted  January 11, 2013

Aydan Liam – boy Dec. 1 at 11:56 a.m. 8 lbs., 14 oz., 21 inches LCPL Suzie Lockwood Unit/Company: HQBN Cyniyah Faith – girl Dec. 3 at 7:49 a.m. 7 lbs., 15 oz., 20.5 inches Sgt. Sin Tai and Deonte Brown Unit/Company: RHHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Luke Robert – boy Dec. 3 at 9:59…

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Using or possessing ‘Spice’ will get you charged and then dismissed from the Army

Posted  December 20, 2012

“There is no tolerance for ‘Spice.’” Those were the clear and concise words from a man who investigates offenses on Fort Irwin involving “Spice” – a controlled substance that is being used by Soldiers at this military installation. Special Agent Scott Baillargeon, team chief for the Drug Suppression Team with Criminal Investigation Division, here, said…

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Winterfest 2012 brings holiday festivities to Fort Irwin

Posted  December 20, 2012

The 2012 Winterfest event at the Fort Irwin Town Center was attended by Soldiers and their Families, Dec. 15. The day’s festivities began with breakfast with Santa at the Samuel Adams Grille. Families then enjoyed a photo opportunity with Santa. The Holiday Market and Craft Fair took place all day at the Event and Catering…

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