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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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Stop the bullying!

Posted  October 4, 2012

Raina Hoy and Alyssa R. Avilas show their support for the anti-bullying campaign at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The girls are members of the Middle School and Teen Center program on the installation. Our children are being bullied here. Our campaign to stop it officially begins October 10. Join us in this…

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Army Profession applies to Civilians, Soldiers at the National Training Center

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Army’s new program – the Army Profession – applies to every Department of the Army and non-appropriated Civilian and Soldier at the National Training Center. I consider everyone serving and working at the NTC a professional! One of the many reasons I conducted, Sept. 17, an inaugural Town Hall meeting with NTC Civilian supervisors…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  October 4, 2012

October brings national awareness to one of the leading causes of death to women – breast cancer. In an effort to bring awareness, the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee of Weed Army Community Hospital will be hosting events for the Fort Irwin community this month. To kick off the campaign, the BCAC will host a luncheon…

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New Raptor takes flight

Posted  October 4, 2012

Yellow roses are handed to Ivette Guadalupe, wife of Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., who is the new commander of 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., as the new commander for 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, during a change of command…

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Knowing your Soldiers key to identifying suicidal signals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Family members, friends, military leaders play a key role in circumventing suicide, as they are the ones who first notice a person’s struggles September is the designated National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. However, everyday should be looked at as a day of suicide prevention and awareness. This is especially true in the military community,…

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Fastest vehicle draw in the west

Posted  October 4, 2012

As Soldiers scrambled in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the Preposition Equipment yard at the National Training Center, they were unaware of the record they were about to break. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., hit the NTC with full force…

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Annual Job Fair provides opportunities

Posted  October 4, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted a job fair Sept. 27, at Sandy Basin Community Center. Hundreds of job seekers from the installation and the surrounding communities took advantage of the fair to meet with almost 40 employers with openings. Cherie Morrison of Yermo came looking for a local position as a clerk….

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What do to when your household goods get damaged in transit

Posted  October 4, 2012

You just arrived to Fort Irwin. You are very happy that your household goods have just arrived – finally, a bed to sleep on. As the movers are unpacking, you notice damage to your furniture. Later when you are unpacking your boxes, you notice that many items are broken. What do you do? The number…

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Kids doing the right thing

Posted  October 4, 2012

Children “Caught” being safe rewarded with backpack full of goodies, including $30 Exchange gift card, and entered in a grand prize drawing later this year Tommy Hall was “Caught” Being Safe by Garrison Safety the morning of Sept. 12. Tommy was traveling to school on his bike when Garrison Safety observed him stopping at an…

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Not too late to vaccinate

Posted  October 4, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, receives the 2012 Influenza vaccination, Sept. 27. “Have a happy flu season!” Those were the parting words given to each patient by Lt. Col. Kirsten Anke, Public Health Nurse for Weed Army Community Hospital, as she gave members of the National Training Center…

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