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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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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted  August 16, 2012

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Health & Safety

Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  August 16, 2012

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Salutes & Awards

Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

Posted  August 9, 2012

The Army’s Expert Infantryman Badge is considered a discriminator for the infantry. Those that have it are looked upon as warriors dedicated to their cause. Those that don’t have it, want it.

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Events

News Briefs – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

School starts today Today is the first day of school for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be aware of increased traffic around Fort Irwin’s schools. Following is a schedule of back-to-school events:   Fort Irwin Middle School 8/9 – 7:50 Alphabetized grade-level posters in place with Homeroom Assignments 8/9 – 8:15-8:35 In Homerooms, Greet…

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Lead 6 Sends – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

Since being established a year ago Desert University or “Desert-U” has an average enrollment of 113 Soldiers and Leaders. While pursuing education goals while simultaneously balancing mission requirements is always challenging, it’s a critical part of our professional ethic.

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Horse Detachment celebrates the start of school with free show

Posted  August 9, 2012

Troopers from the Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a free cavalry show at Fort Irwin Aug 3.

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Salutes & Awards

NCO Induction

Posted  August 9, 2012

The newest noncommissioned officers of the 916th Support Brigade raise their right hands as they are inducted into the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Adopt-a-pet August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

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 – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. There will be a meeting of the community garden club today at 5…

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IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted  August 9, 2012

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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