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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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Health & Safety

Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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Fort Irwin celebrates Army’s 237th birthday

Posted  June 21, 2012

An ice sculpture commemorates the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 June 14.

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Furry force multipliers a big hit at NTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things. She’s the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She’s a fond memory, a beacon of happiness – temporarily...

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Sports

1916th Organization Day

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a kickball game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day. Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a flag football game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day.

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted  June 14, 2012

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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News Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Army birthday celebration Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!  Today marks 237 years since the establishment of the Continental Army.  Come celebrate at one of the events taking place today.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Facility #1 and #2 will host a special Army Birthday lunch menu featuring kabobs, burgers, sides, and red,…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  June 14, 2012

For 237 years this great Army of ours, made up of incredible individuals like yourselves, and your Families, has faithfully defended our shores and our way of living.  In this edition of “Lead 6 Sends,” I humbly ask that you join this great High Desert family of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in…

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Local children honored

Posted  June 14, 2012

Three art murals and two young artists were praised during a ceremony at which Fort Irwin Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton recognized the creative achievements in front of family members, Soldiers, and leadership, May 21.

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Adopt-a-pet June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Cinnabon is a 2-year-old male Chihuahua-pug mix with lots of energy and personality.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Javi Boskett

Posted  June 14, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Army Community Services (ACS) building at the corner of 3rd and G streets with Tony Untalan.   What do you do as a volunteer? I spend most of my time with clerical and administrative work such as organizing and filing papers and documents, and working…

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