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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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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

BOSS Cali Swag Car Show The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host the second annual Cali Swag Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coyote Activity Center.  There will be product giveaways, photo ops with the military show vehicles First Responder Silverado and American Pride Camero, video games, a three-on-three…

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NTC/Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Posted  June 21, 2012

When I spoke to all of the senior NCOs upon my arrival, among other things, I talked about my priorities. Among them is: taking care of the Soldiers, families, and civilian employees in our community. With opportunity leave just a week away, I’m using this, my first “Lead 7 Sends” to remind our Soldiers…

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Rocket launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

A Soldier with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires a rocket-propelled grenade in the simulated town of Medina Wasl at the National Training Center June 14.  The RPG firing was part of training exercises being conducted at the NTC this month to prepare Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for a deployment…

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For 4th Stryker Brigade commander, NTC rotation all about relationships

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division aren’t deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that’s the...

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Adopt-a-pet June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Dmitri is a German shepherd mix who is about 5-6 months old.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Aylissa Koch

Posted  June 21, 2012

1. Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Oasis Pool, Post Library and with the Red Cross Youth Group.   2. What do you do as a volunteer? I am a swim teacher aide at the pool, I help with the library’s story time (read stories and do crafts) with kids, and I participate in whatever…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Tricare Online update

Posted  June 21, 2012

Several years ago, Army Medical Command launched an initiative called Tricare Online, which allows beneficiaries to book their own primary care appointments online.  The TOL system has undergone a few revisions and updates over the years.  Our local staff at Weed Army Community Hospital has worked with the national TOL folks to improve the Weed…

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NTC continues demonstrated leadership in the protection / respect for its environment

Posted  June 21, 2012

The NTC is not only the best military training facility in the world, unequivocally, it is a world leader in protecting the environment and...

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