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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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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  March 29, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Update on Single Soldier Housing Office progress

Posted  March 29, 2012

It’s been four months since the Single Soldier Housing Office opened its doors at Fort Irwin. Previously, barracks were managed by a variety of means that made it less effective and cost efficient to maintain a quality of living that our single Soldiers deserve. To ensure we maintain quality housing…

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Tuberculosis still poses risks today

Posted  March 29, 2012

World Tuberculosis Day took place March 24. An estimated two million people die every year around the world due to a known and treatable disease. The disease in question is not one whispered in fear and cannot be immunized globally to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The disease is…

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Proper safety equipment essential for safe kids

Posted  March 29, 2012

Garrison Safety is always on the lookout for children being safe while participating in various activities throughout Fort Irwin. Whether it’s bicycle riding, skateboarding, riding scooters, skating, or playing on the playgrounds, safe play should be a priority, employees of Garrison Safety say. “Kids Caught…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  March 29, 2012

Have any of us ever needed a helping hand when we receive a large bill to repair our vehicle, or when we overextend ourselves and our shortage ended up being for food or basic essentials?  Have we ever had to deal with overdue payments because we might have done something with our money that was…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

THURSDAY The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information, call 380-3598…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anntoinette Mercado

Posted  March 29, 2012

What you do as a volunteer?  Vice Mayor of Coyote Springs   What you get out of volunteering?  Gratification in seeing my community coming together as one big family.   How did you get started as a volunteer?  Once moving to my community, I saw a need to do what I can to enhance my…

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Adopt-a-pet March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  All of these animals are extremely friendly and would love to have you take them home.  To…

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News Briefs March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Vietnam-era veterans welcome home Fort Irwin will hold its third annual Vietnam-era veterans welcome home ceremony on Wednesday.  Events will kick off with a motorcycle parade through the installation at 10 a.m., with veterans and Soldiers riding down Fort Irwin Road, Barstow Road, Normandy Road, and Langford Lake Road to end at Army Field.  The…

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Club Beyond offers faith-based fun for teens, middle-schoolers

Posted  March 29, 2012

Faith and fun can go hand-in-hand, and Fort Irwin’s chapel youth group, Club Beyond, is an ever-growing example of this fact. Club Beyond participates in a variety of activities, including the “Epic Water Balloon Fight” last summer, where more than 100 teens took to Army Field with more than…

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