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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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Rosy start to the new year

Posted  January 11, 2013

Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families attend Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, Jan. 1 Soldiers and Family members from this installation got a chance to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena up close, Jan. 1 A generous invitation by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation provided tickets to grandstand seats…

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Using or possessing ‘Spice’ will get you charged and then dismissed from the Army

Posted  December 20, 2012

“There is no tolerance for ‘Spice.’” Those were the clear and concise words from a man who investigates offenses on Fort Irwin involving “Spice” – a controlled substance that is being used by Soldiers at this military installation. Special Agent Scott Baillargeon, team chief for the Drug Suppression Team with Criminal Investigation Division, here, said…

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Get them signed up by Feb. 11

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Sports at Child Youth and School Services is now registering children for winter and spring sports. Sports include: underhand pitch baseball and softball, tee ball, “Start Smart” baseball (for youth ages 3-5), indoor soccer, and track and field. The winter and spring season begins Feb. 25 and April 9 (track and field). Registration costs…

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2012 Holiday Safety Message

Posted  December 20, 2012

It’s been immortalized in carols as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and it is for the Army’s home. It’s a wonderful time to be part of the U.S. Army’s Installation Management community. We have an incredible workforce and mission. Ours is a diverse team made up of Soldiers, civilians and family members. Our…

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Winterfest 2012 brings holiday festivities to Fort Irwin

Posted  December 20, 2012

The 2012 Winterfest event at the Fort Irwin Town Center was attended by Soldiers and their Families, Dec. 15. The day’s festivities began with breakfast with Santa at the Samuel Adams Grille. Families then enjoyed a photo opportunity with Santa. The Holiday Market and Craft Fair took place all day at the Event and Catering…

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Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Army

Posted  January 11, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes, and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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Community Calendar – January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Ongoing SKIES Unlimited is an acronym for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” representing the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth. SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six…

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Start a chain reaction

Posted  February 1, 2013

Rachel’s Challenge program here Feb. 12 Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed. By turning the story of a tragic death at Columbine High School into a mission for change, Rachel’s Challenge is helping create safer learning environments and making a world-wide impact. Rachel’s Challenge is…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Posted  January 11, 2013

Leadership, Soldiers and community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at a ceremony, Jan. 9, here.

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A chance to practice, improve skills

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Warrior Training Alliance conducted a mock, multiple casualty exercise to test its First Responder and emergency response programs, Dec. 7.

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