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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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Bronco Team demonstrates desert strong fitness

Posted  May 3, 2013

Bronco Team with Operations Group at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a morale building competition at this installation’s obstacle course, March 26.

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May 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  May 3, 2013

Middle School Activities May 1 Leadership Day Classes, Girl Scout book drive (May 1-15) May 2 Paparazzi Club, Cooking Club May 3 “The Bully Project” movie showing in the Town Center at 8 p.m. May 8 Leadership Day classes: SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, Torch Club, Keystone Club, Youth Resiliency Class May 9 Paparazzi Club,…

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Community Calendar – May, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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Article 32(b) provides Soldiers with UCMJ rights

Posted  May 3, 2013

SJA, NTC and Fort Irwin It is very important for Soldiers to know their rights when being accused of committing a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Soldiers’ rights are most commonly referred to as “Article 32(b) rights” and can be found in the UCMJ. Briefly, these rights are: (1) the right to…

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Bad decisions

Posted  May 3, 2013

SJA, NTC and Fort Irwin People today like to make light of the things people do and say after they’ve had too much to drink. Most people probably laughed when Vince Vaughn’s character in the movie “Wedding Crashers” said, “let’s get drunk and make some bad decisions,” as if it was something to brag about….

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Alcohol Awareness month a chance to reflect on life-altering decisions

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Thomas R. Williams, ex-NFL player and motivational speaker, met with Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit – Company A during a visit to Fort Irwin, April 11. During a presentation, Williams thanked Soldiers for fighting for his freedom. “Without you I could not have gone to college, been drafted by USC, and played…

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Members of “The Movement”

Posted  May 3, 2013

FORT IRWIN CHILDREN PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO STOP BULLYING: Members of the Middle School Teen Center gathered at the Post Theater to watch the film “Bully,” here, March 27. The movie was presented for free as part of a community effort to stop bullying. The campaign, called “The Movement,” was formalized by Fort Irwin…

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Healthy equal opportunity environment key in unit readiness

Posted  May 3, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted  May 3, 2013

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam era Veterans

Posted  May 3, 2013

Installation holds fourth annual ceremony for approximately 250 Veterans NTC and Fort Irwin The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Vietnam Veterans during a ceremony at this active duty Army installation in the Mojave Desert, April 10. Courtesy Photo Larry Morris (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1966-68), Tom Burns (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1969-72), Bob…

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