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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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Spring is for the birds

Posted  February 7, 2014

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted  February 7, 2014

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club to host “Viva Las Irwin” casino night fundraiser

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin will host its fourth annual Casino Night Fundraiser, “Viva Las Irwin,” here, March 1. Inspired by rat-pack-era casino parties, this fundraising gala will transport you to the glitz and glamour that was Las Vegas in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Enjoy buffet-style dining and tasty cocktails, live…

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‘Night of the Arts’ showcases student creativity

Posted  February 7, 2014

Fort Irwin Middle School band members perform during the “Night of the Arts,” here, Jan. 16. Fort Irwin Middle School hosted an evening where students were able to show off their creative talents, Jan. 16. “Night of the Arts” allowed students to display artwork and perform in a variety of talents for parents and the…

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January 2014 birth announcements

Posted  February 7, 2014

Darion Damari – boy Jan. 4 at 12:11 a.m. 8 lbs., 6 oz., 21 inches Sgt. 1st Class Damion Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Carlet Clark Unit/Company: Mission and Installation Contracting Command Cain Joseph – boy Jan. 4 at 2:03 p.m. 6 lbs., 6 oz., 19 inches Spc. Cody Sparks and Spc. Selina Sparks Unit/Company:…

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Art for the ages, 6 weeks to 5 years

Posted  February 7, 2014

Cactus Corner Child Development Center hosted a “CYSS Art Show” which was open to the public on Jan. 31. All CDC teachers were challenged to have their children create works of art to display for the art show. Some of the criteria included three-dimensional art, most creative use of supplies, and best display of children’s…

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In the arms of loved ones

Posted  January 10, 2014

171st Movement Control Team returns from deployment to Kuwait, Iraq Photo by Pamela Portland, pao BEST GIFT EVER: Sergeant Jared Ellenwood, of the 171st Movement Control Team, receives a hug from wife Tabitha and daughter Madeline after redeploying in time for the holidays, here, Dec. 14. Soldiers of the 171st Movement Control Team from the…

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Celebrating 50th year of the Civil Rights Act

Posted  January 10, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and…

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School move fosters a sense of community

Posted  January 10, 2014

Major Thomas Laybourn Volunteers gather for a photo after moving classroom materials into Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 2. On the second of day of 2014, Soldiers, family members and faculty from Lewis Elementary School and the Silver Valley Unified School District moved classroom materials from their temporary facilities back to a renovated Lewis. After…

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Fort Irwin moving ahead from summer storm disasters

Posted  January 10, 2014

While Fort Irwin has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer’s powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August. Three major power outages, on Jul. 22 and Aug. 18 and 29 were all caused by downed power lines in…

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