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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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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Tour de Irwin The Tour de Irwin is a 41-mile, 10-mile and 2.5-mile bicycle race around Fort Irwin tomorrow.  All are welcome to participate or cheer on competitors.  Registration is $25 and $15 for children 12 and under.  Registration is available at Outdoor Recreation, Freedom and Memorial fitness centers, and Coyote Activity Center.  For more…

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Teaching Old Tactics to a New Army

Posted  April 5, 2012

In the years following Sep. 11, the United States Army predominately focused training to oppose the threat of insurgency and terrorism and their unconventional tactics. As a result, the Army excluded the conventional training…

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Drunken Driving Convictions April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

The following individuals were convicted in the first quarter 2012 of driving under the influence on Fort Irwin by a federal magistrate judge of the United States Court for the Central District of California: Mr. William Garcia Specialist Robert Hurtado, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Private First Class Rebecca Nulph, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry…

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UCMJ Update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

In March, the following NTC Soldiers were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15:   RANK                                OFFENSE                             PUNISHMENT…

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BBADD goes to Vegas

Posted  April 12, 2012

Officers and members of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of the BOSS Battle Buddies Against Drunk Driving Van in Las Vegas April 5.  The Soldiers brought the van to Las Vegas to provide free rides for Soldiers attending the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment annual ball.  The van provides free…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Community garden club seeks members There will be a meeting of the Fort Irwin community garden club tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Coyote Activity Pavilion next to the skate park.  All are welcome.  No gardening experience is necessary.  New members have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new club and to garden…

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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Team Coyote of the National Training Center Protocol Office pose with their first-place trophy after the sixth annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race April 7.  Pictured from left are Maj. Paul Lashley, Capt. Zachary Knoebel, and 1st Lt. Michael Keyser.       Paul Barnes receives an award from Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, after…

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Adopt-a-pet April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona (pictured above) is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  Sebastian is a male Jack Russell Terrier with lots of energy who is about 3…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Isac Esparza

Posted  April 12, 2012

Where do you volunteer?   I volunteer with the American Red Cross.   What you do as a volunteer?  I participate in the ARC Youth Program helping with fund raisers, special events, and short term projects. I also assist the station office with light administrative work.     What you get out of volunteering?  It…

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