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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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U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

Posted  April 5, 2012

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2012) — Once in a while an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd…

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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Army launches apps marketplace prototype

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) “” The newly launched Army Software Marketplace prototype now delivers 12 mobile training appliÃ¥cations for Soldiers to use on personal phones or tablets. The publicly-facing apps were developed by Army training schools in the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps, or…

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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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Club Beyond offers faith-based fun for teens, middle-schoolers

Posted  March 29, 2012

Faith and fun can go hand-in-hand, and Fort Irwin’s chapel youth group, Club Beyond, is an ever-growing example of this fact. Club Beyond participates in a variety of activities, including the “Epic Water Balloon Fight” last summer, where more than 100 teens took to Army Field with more than…

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News Briefs March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Vietnam-era veterans welcome home Fort Irwin will hold its third annual Vietnam-era veterans welcome home ceremony on Wednesday.  Events will kick off with a motorcycle parade through the installation at 10 a.m., with veterans and Soldiers riding down Fort Irwin Road, Barstow Road, Normandy Road, and Langford Lake Road to end at Army Field.  The…

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Adopt-a-pet March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  All of these animals are extremely friendly and would love to have you take them home.  To…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anntoinette Mercado

Posted  March 29, 2012

What you do as a volunteer?  Vice Mayor of Coyote Springs   What you get out of volunteering?  Gratification in seeing my community coming together as one big family.   How did you get started as a volunteer?  Once moving to my community, I saw a need to do what I can to enhance my…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

THURSDAY The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information, call 380-3598…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  March 29, 2012

Have any of us ever needed a helping hand when we receive a large bill to repair our vehicle, or when we overextend ourselves and our shortage ended up being for food or basic essentials?  Have we ever had to deal with overdue payments because we might have done something with our money that was…

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