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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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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted  April 19, 2012

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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‘Thank you and welcome home, my brothers’

Posted  April 12, 2012

On April 5, two simple words made a big impact on several hundred Vietnam-era veterans gathered at Fort Irwin — thank you. The veterans took part in Fort Irwin’s third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony. The day’s events kicked off with a motorcycle parade made up of several…

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Crestline Elementary visits Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Second-graders from Crestline Elementary School in Barstow raise their hands to answer a question from Mark Glassy, Fort Irwin wildlife biologist, during a field trip to the installation April 5. Their visit was part of a nationwide program called STEM designed to expose children to careers in science, technology…

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Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony

Posted  April 12, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School Students reach out to high-five a veteran during the Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony motorcycle parade at Fort Irwin April 5. Veterans cheer during Fort Irwin’s Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony April 5. A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaches…

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Check out FMWR programs!

Posted  April 12, 2012

Annie and Jennifer French pose with their hats after a mother-daughter hat making class at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center in 2011.  The center offers a variety of craft classes each month for all ages.  For more information, visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com, or call call 380-3431 or visit Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road between…

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Girl Scouts donate to food pantry

Posted  April 12, 2012

Members of Brownie Troop 710 pick out canned foods at Fort Irwin’s commissary April 6 to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry at Center Chapel.  The girls used funds earned from selling Girl Scout cookies to purchase food to donate to the food pantry, as well as cat and dog food to donate to…

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Easter hops in to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Caeden Patterson, 7, Ewan Elliott, 3, Elizabeth Adler, 3, and Reeves Patterson, 3, pose for a photo Easter Sunday at Fort Irwin.             Tyler Bundt has a basket full of eggs at the Bronco team Easter egg hunt at Fort Irwin April 8.              …

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Plan Before You Sweat

Posted  April 12, 2012

Outdoor activities are popular during warm weather, but physical injuries can put you or your Family members on the sidelines during the fun. According to the U.S. Army Public Health Command, musculoskeletal injuries are a leading contributor to the estimated 25 million limited duty days logged in the Army during an average year. Many of…

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Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)

Posted  April 12, 2012

Information Sheet What is the Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)? a.  The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives” (Executive Order 13150, April 2000). b. MTBP is available for all Army employees…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar: April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

This Week Today Amnesty Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Small arms ammunition up to and including 50-caliber can be dropped off at the 759th EOD Safe Holding Area behind Bldg. 6111 at the rear entrance on South Loop Road near the intersection with Barstow Road.  Signs will be posted to…

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