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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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American Red Cross Youth Group assist Barstow Veterans with fund raiser

Posted  September 27, 2012

Jade Mooney and her mother, Amber. The American Red Cross Youth Group conducted a bake sale fund raiser in the Landmark Inn, here, Sept. 8. Funds raised went to a project called Adopt-A-Vet, which helps the California State Veterans Home in Barstow. The amount of money raised was $120. Congratulations to the Youth Group for…

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Community Calendar

Posted  September 27, 2012

The following events are displayed in the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Check out the calendar online to view many more events for the month of September. TODAY Fort Irwin Job Fair. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Open to the public. Dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume. Employment Readiness Program,…

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Sexual assault prevention campaign on Fort Irwin kicked-off with “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event

Posted  September 20, 2012

A group of men from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin wore women’s shoes for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event that kicked-off the “No Excuse” campaign to combat sexual assault, Sept. 15. There is “No Excuse” for perpetuating a sexual assault. There is “No Excuse” for not intervening. There is “No…

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Honoring those lost on 9/11

Posted  September 20, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community members attended a service, Sept. 11, honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 Community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together in honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a service at the post chapel,…

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Follow some simple steps to avoid trouble when buying a vehicle

Posted  September 20, 2012

Buying a new car is an exciting process. It is a serious one too. Not only does it lead to a potentially long-term financial obligation, but also requires you to wade into a system where many sales professionals capitalize on your lack of knowledge to profit more from the sale. This most often occurs through…

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Getting help is as easy as talking to someone

Posted  September 20, 2012

ACE stands for “Ask, Care and Escort.” It encourages Soldiers to directly and honestly question any battle buddy who exhibits suicidal behavior. The Soldier should ASK the battle buddy whether he or she is suicidal, CARE for the battle buddy and ESCORT the battle buddy to the source of professional help. For many people, it’s…

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Job Fair to offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, Veterans, Family members

Posted  September 20, 2012

Army Community Service in conjunction with the Army Career and Alumni Program will host the Fort Irwin Job Fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center, Sept. 27. More than 30 companies are scheduled to attend. If you are looking for a job, or would like to explore your career options,…

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Taking care of NTC and Fort Irwin community

Posted  September 20, 2012

Earlier this month, Lt. Col. Larry Patterson and Col. Luis Rivero, Deputy Commanders for United States Army Medical Department Activity Command here, went on the air at KNTC “The Heat” to answer questions from the NTC and Fort Irwin community. They covered a wide range of subjects, including West Nile Virus, flu shots and questions…

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Healthy smiles, healthy kids!

Posted  September 20, 2012

Capt. Kristy Hayes One of the many unique benefits that Families have at Fort Irwin is the available resource of a Pediatric Dentist on post. Q: Who is eligible for treatment with the Pediatric Dentist? A: Dependent children, from birth to 8 years of age and currently residing at Fort Irwin, are eligible for treatment….

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Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Military munitions that were used, but fail to function as intended are called UXO or unexploded ordnance. The United States has always maintained a trained and ready military to protect its national interests. As a result of the munitions-related activities (e.g., live-fire training, testing, disposal operations) required to maintain this force, and other actions (e.g.,…

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