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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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Ghost Scouts role play with help from Blackhorse Troopers

Posted  September 20, 2012

The 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment is the Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, who came to the National Training Center in order to train their forces for Security Force Advisory Team missions in Afghanistan. The SFAT teams will act in an advisory role to Afghan Security…

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FMWR, DPW team-up to improve your facilities

Posted  September 20, 2012

We are proud to announce that refurbishments to Freedom Fitness Center are moving forward. The center’s basketball court closed today for a much needed renovation. The first phase of the renovation will include the basketball court, the flooring, bleachers and walls. The women’s locker room will then be upgraded in approximately a month (dates and…

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Leaders look at Army of 2020 and beyond

Posted  September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2012) — As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like? These questions were discussed during the Training and Doctrine Command-led “Army Campaign of Learning” Senior Leader Seminar, or SLS,…

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O’zapft is! (It’s tapped!)

Posted  September 20, 2012

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, command sergeant major for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, share a laugh at Oktoberfest, Sept. 15. The annual Oktoberfest celebration kick-off on Fort Irwin saw revelers enjoy activities, food and drinks at Shock Wave, Sept. 15….

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News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Campaign “A Healthy Force is a Ready Force” September 2012 is recognized by the Army as Suicide Prevention Month. The campaign emphasizes Total Force awareness of Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Family members and Army…

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Security, safety of NTC and Fort Irwin community first priority of command

Posted  September 13, 2012

Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton addressed a community audience Sept. 7 about the response to the discovery of training simulators at Fort Irwin Middle School

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Fort Irwin’s new Volleyball Champions!

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School students are shown in file photos after having clinched the 2011 championship in girls volleyball in the High Desert Athletic League and during a pep rally at FIMS, March 16. The middle school is part of the Silver Valley Unified School District. The district’s mission is to maximize the use of…

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Timely contribution to Barstow social services agency

Posted  September 13, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community demonstrate loyalty and generosity to Barstow by donating food purchased at the Commissary....

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted  September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2012) — The Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. The Army expanded its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma…

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No tickets here

Posted  September 13, 2012

K-1 offers electric indoor kart racing at nine locations in California, including one in Ontario, about 2 hours from post.

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