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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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Search and attack STX training lane scenario replicates real-life combat situations

Posted  September 13, 2012

Soldiers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment replicated an insurgent training camp at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 6, in order to prepare the Rotational Training Unit for typical enemy targets they might encounter for their upcoming deployment.

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Community Calendar, September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 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 Shopping Tour 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Transportation to Walmart, The Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets Army Community Service, 380-3598/4781 TOMORROW • Case Lot sale….

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Open House showcases services at CDC

Posted  September 13, 2012

An open house was held Sept. 7 at the Cactus Corner Child Development Center on post. The open house was a chance for parents who have children attending the Happy Hearts CDC to visit and be introduced to the management team and the facility. The two centers are combining to better utilize available recourses. According…

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What Can Family Child Care Do For You?

Posted  September 13, 2012

Family Child Care is regular, routine childcare provided to children four weeks to 12 years of age in the home of the provider when the care exceeds 10 hours per week on a regular basis. Childcare in government housing is authorized only by Army Regulation 608-10, through registration with Child, Youth & School Services in…

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Committed to your children

Posted  September 13, 2012

Lewis Elementary remains on Program Improvement status, but we’re dedicated to focusing on each child As many of you are aware, recent state test results at Lewis Elementary resulted in the school being placed in Program Improvement status in the 2011-2012 school year. Based on the measurements of No Child Left Behind, schools that fail…

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Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 13, 2012

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited here, Sept. 11. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured the Exchange, met with Fort Irwin personnel and addressed Exchange-related issues here. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense with a retail mission to…

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Supporting community events, facilitating visits to NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 13, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Community Relations programs is actively involved with fostering and strengthening relationships with local communities outside the installation.

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Sergeant receives Soldier’s Medal for saving two children

Posted  September 13, 2012

EL MONTE, Calif. — Sgt. James B. Bennett was presented the Soldier’s Medal for exceptional heroism during an awards ceremony at the El Monte, Calif., U.S. Army Reserve Center, Sept. 8. The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to Bennett for his actions in Fresno, Calif., Jan. 28, when he and his father, James D. Bennett, saved…

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Samuel and Dixon “Bowl Over the GC”

Posted  September 13, 2012

On August 30, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton shook the hands of the two Soldiers who “bowled him over” during summer opportunity leave.

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Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and suicide prevention

Posted  September 6, 2012

Making a case for distinguishing spirituality as core of CSF

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