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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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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  March 8, 2012

Updated March 6, 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…

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Health & Safety

Army works to improve women’s health

Posted  March 24, 2012

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted  March 24, 2012

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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AER campaign update

Posted  March 24, 2012

Beginning January, AER added four new categories of assistance: family member dental care, basic furniture requirements, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles. These additions were made to meet the changing needs of today’s Soldiers and families. Based on feedback from AER officers worldwide, nine new categories have been added in the last two years.   Also,…

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Salutes & Awards

Post retirement ceremony

Posted  March 29, 2012

Staff Sgt. Columbus Davis receives an award from Col. Sherrie Bosley, commander of the 916th Support Brigade, during a retirement ceremony March 27 at Reggie’s as Command Sgt. Maj. James Higgins watches. Davis enlisted in 1990 and deployed 10 times, including Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He most recently served as senior food specialist…

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Reaching for the top!

Posted  March 29, 2012

Adam Holland, 12, looks for a hand hold while rock climbing at Coyote Activity Center March 23 as part of the Middle School Teen Center’s spring break extreme sports camp.

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Salutes & Awards

Canadians receive award

Posted  March 29, 2012

Lt. Col. Christopher M. Doneski, commander of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, presents an award to soldiers from N Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, March 23 for their work and participation during the Decisive Action rotation at Fort Irwin in March. The DA rotation featured a hybrid threat of guerrilla fighters, insurgents, criminal…

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Muslim chaplain visits Fort Irwin

Posted  March 28, 2012

Capt. Mohammed Muqsood Ali Khan, a Muslim chaplain for the 18th Airborne Corps, visited with Muslim Soldiers and civilians during a Jumu’ah, a Friday prayer service at Center Chapel March 23. Khan’s sermon discussed God’s role in the lives of Muslim Soldiers and talked about the rewards of overcoming adversity. Khan also visited with the…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: The Easterlings

Posted  March 28, 2012

Sapphira, Ananias, Leoydas and Phantasy Easterling were “caught being safe” by representatives of the Garrison Safety Office. Garrison Safety was so impressed with the manner in which dad was supervising his children at play, the entire group was recognized for their diligence to playing safe. Great job…

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Close to 7,000 participate in 23rd annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted  March 28, 2012

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (March 25, 2012) “” A sea of close to 7,000 marchers were treated to a spectacular show in the sky in the form of U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team the Black Daggers during the 23rd…

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