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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Tax center provides free services

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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Thirty-one Army years of commitment, leadership, fulfillment

Posted  December 4, 2015

“It’s been an immeasurable experience being in the Army this long, but it’s been a fulfilling time – the entire time.” Those are the words of Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin. By Dec. 16, he will have been in that position for two…

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Army Infantry School command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted  December 4, 2015

The senior enlisted advisor for the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for several days during training rotation 16-02 in November. Command Sgt. Maj. Wilbert Engram met with National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, and other command sergeants major…

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Salutes & Awards

Medal of Honor recipient memorialized in hometown

Posted  December 4, 2015

During a morning ceremony, United States Army Soldiers with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Medal of Honor recipient, Pfc. David M. Gonzales and family at the Ritchie Valens Park, in Pacoima, Calif., Nov. 10. Sounds of freeway traffic could be heard in the park, as a copy of the newly designated interchange…

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Community Calandar 12/04/2015

Posted  December 4, 2015

Dec. 5 BOSS Ski Trip. Big Bear. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers excursion. Contact Sgt. Cristina Moriset at cristina.moriset.mil@mail.mil Dec. 8 PWOC special holiday program “White as Snow.” Center Chapel. 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. All ladies welcome to attend. Fellowship, potluck and Christmas sing-a-long. Dec. 11 Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 3-5 p.m….

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USAG Fort Irwin begins acculturation program

Posted  December 4, 2015

Leadership of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin implemented a program that encompasses new employee orientation and workforce development for the garrison organization. The first Acculturation Program meeting took place Nov. 12 with directors, managers and supervisors in attendance to review the program and provide feedback at day’s end. The USAG Fort Irwin commander,…

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