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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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Adopt-a-pet – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Bumblebee, an orange kitten, and Optimus Prime, a black and white kitten, are best friends and would love to go home with you.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

TODAY “Bowl Over the GC” today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks,…

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Silver Valley students make gains in testing

Posted  July 19, 2012

As a result of the implementation of the Scholastic READ 180 intervention program for struggling readers, students gained, on average, 219 Lexile points, performing significantly better on the end-of-grade reading comprehension tests. The SVUSD Board of Trustees received an end of year report on the successful implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) at the June…

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Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

Posted  July 19, 2012

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin.

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Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

Posted  July 19, 2012

If you’ve visited the Fort Irwin Commissary lately, you may have noticed some areas look a little bit different. That’s because store director...

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Summer fun at the pool

Posted  July 19, 2012

Stacey Lojkar is all smiles swimming in Oasis Pool July 13 with her dad, Pfc. Mickey Lojkar, of 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

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Kids Caught being safe: Isaac Davidson

Posted  July 19, 2012

Three-year-old Isaac Davidson always wears his bicycle helmet says his mom, Amy Davidson. The family was “caught” by Garrison Safety Office staff playing safely near...

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Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

Posted  July 19, 2012

It might be the most extensive menu you will ever see. No, it doesn't belong to some four-star restaurant. In fact, its food will be eaten far from fancy tables, but "Operational Rations of the Department of...

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Park University Announces Spring 2012 Dean’s List Students

Posted  July 19, 2012

Parkville, Mo.—July 13, 2012 — Park University is pleased to announce those students named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Students from the Fort Irwin Campus Center are: Rodney Holt Allen Jr. Adrienne Kayle Beavor Angela Marie Dice Corrine L. Eaves-Lighthizer Elena Cristina Estrella Heather Anne Frandsen Katrina Lynn Howard Mark Imler Sonya Leiataua Moafanua…

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World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics!

Posted  July 19, 2012

Service members have participated in the Olympics since 1896 as athletes and as coaches in both the summer and winter games.

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