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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  February 1, 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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A chance to practice, improve skills

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Warrior Training Alliance conducted a mock, multiple casualty exercise to test its First Responder and emergency response programs, Dec. 7.

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Start a chain reaction

Posted  February 1, 2013

Rachel’s Challenge program here Feb. 12 Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact. Rachel’s Challenge is…

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Understanding Federal Income Taxes

Posted  February 1, 2013

Ben Franklin once said that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, it is tax season again and the Fort Irwin Tax Center (building 288 Barstow Road) is here to help you with your filing needs. The most common ways to file taxes are: (a) as a…

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A less taxing experience: Fort Irwin Tax Center

Posted  February 1, 2013

Photo by Ken Drylie, Public Affairs Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton cuts a ribbon, while Capt. Nathan Mealy and Dan Lindsey look on, during the opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, Jan. 22. On Jan. 22 the Fort Irwin Tax Center officially opened for business in building 288 on…

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How bright is your child’s bite?

Posted  February 1, 2013

Courtesy Photo Dental patient, Shane McVey, receives instruction on how to brush from Fort Irwin Pediatric Dentist, Capt. Kristy Hayes. Hayes is available to see children ages 8 years and younger who live on post at Fort Irwin. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to…

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Fort Irwin Princesses crowned by Prince Charming

Posted  February 1, 2013

The highly anticipated, annual Princess Party hosted by Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation’s Arts & Crafts center on Jan. 19 was a sold-out event with 34 princesses crowned by Prince Charming. The party commenced with a princess parade led by Cinderella, then each princess was announced as they climbed up the golden stairs to…

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Need to unwind? Get in the zone – the Warrior Zone!

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is proud to announce the grand opening of the Warrior Zone and Habañero restaurant on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, a tour of the facility and a cake cutting. After the official ceremonies, the celebration…

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Health & Safety

“No Excuse”

Posted  February 1, 2013

What is Sexual Assault? Sexual Assault is a crime. Army Regulation 600-20 Army Command Policy defines Sexual Assault as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Consent should not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the…

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These bath salts will not soften anything in your life

Posted  February 1, 2013

YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO: Two of these images are from a video PSA the United States Navy made to warn the military community about the dangers of using bath salts. In the video, a Sailor snorts a thick, white line of the drug, vomits and then suffers demonic hallucinations. After attacking his girlfriend on a…

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