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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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A Walk to Remember

Posted  October 4, 2012

United States Army Medical Department Activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin cordially invites the entire Fort Irwin community to attend the second annual Remembrance Walk. This event honors those who have lost a child through pregnancy, childbirth, or infancy. The walk takes place at the Fort Irwin Middle School soccer field (Normandy…

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Roll up your sleeves

Posted  October 4, 2012

Artist’s rendering of the Fort Irwin Community Garden. The construction of the Fort Irwin Community Garden will take place this weekend with the help of club members, volunteers and a generous contribution from The Home Depot in Barstow, Calif. The gate in more detail. The Home Depot will be donating materials ($10,000 worth) and expertise…

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NTC and Fort Irwin Stand Down for Suicide Prevention

Posted  September 27, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted it’s “Stand Down” in support of suicide prevention, Sept. 18. Today, Soldiers from all other installations and serving around the world, will be “Standing Down” to participate in the suicide prevention campaign. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed acclaimed author and speaker Beverly Cobain during…

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Do I need a will?

Posted  September 27, 2012

We often hear, “My commander told me I have to get a will.” In many cases, a will is not necessary, especially if you are unmarried, have no children, and want your parents to receive your assets. Also, it may not be necessary if you are married and want all of your assets to go…

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Thank you for 113 years of service

Posted  September 27, 2012

(Left to right) 1st Sgt. Karl Boldman, 1st Sgt. Renato Gabriel, Master Sgt. Hwa Yi, Sgt. 1st Class Juan Nanez, and Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez. Sergeant 1st Class Juan Nanez served for 20 years and is retiring to his hometown of Visalia, Calif. He plans on pursuing a career that utilizes his bachelor of…

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Don’t Turn Your Back On Domestic Violence!

Posted  September 27, 2012

Every year more than 4 million people in the United States are affected by domestic violence in their homes and almost 17,000 individuals are murdered by their partner. These statistics are absolutely terrifying and it is no surprise that October is declared National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. We are all potential bystanders to the threat…

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Volunteer with us!

Posted  September 27, 2012

Do you have some free time and are you not sure what to do what it? You should come down to the American Red Cross station, here. We are located at building 566, between 3rd Street and Inner loop Road. We are looking for folks willing to work with other people and help out in…

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Desert University is an initiative allowing Soldiers to achieve educational goals while stationed at the NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 27, 2012

The Education Center (building 1020) computer lab is available for Soldiers taking college courses under “DU.” “Desert University” is not a school, but an education initiative implemented through National Training Center Policy Letter 14. “DU” allows a Soldier two days a week, between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., to…

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America’s diversity a source of strength

Posted  September 27, 2012

Maritza Ramirez, Relocation Readiness Program Manager with Army Community Service, here, proudly displays her traditional Mexican dress. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the 2012 National Hispanic Heritage Month observance with a ceremony that saw interviews, dancing and food, Sept. 19. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,…

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Helping Military Families with special needs

Posted  September 27, 2012

Moung Saephanh(Left) and Evelyn Villalobos(Right) The military life style can be challenging. One of the many challenges is moving to a new installation, which means starting your life in a new place, meeting new people, and finding things to do. If you have a family member with special needs, making sure that individual has all…

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