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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Los Angeles Dodgers honor Soldiers with event on their field

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honored several Soldiers during an event on their field, Monday. Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin took batting practice and got to meet Dodger veteran Don Newcombe and the new public relations face of the team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Soldiers in attendance included Sgt. Brandon Smith,…

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Silver Star awarded posthumously

Posted  November 15, 2012

Mrs. Viola Lucero, widow of Domitilio Lucero, accepted the Silver Star award on behalf of her husband from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell in Newberry Springs, Calif., Nov. 5. Mr. Lucero was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II. Lucero was a sergeant with…

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Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted  November 15, 2012

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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MilitaryHOMEFRONT: a good friend online

Posted  November 15, 2012

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, policy and guidance designed to help servicemembers and their Families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil. Here are few MilitaryHOMEFRONT key points when…

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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted  November 15, 2012

Cold weather often inspires people to use space heaters to take the chill out of the air. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential fires following cooking. The overwhelming majority of space heater accidents are the result of improper use, failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or incomplete knowledge of basic space…

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Community Calendar – November 15th, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov.15 Blood Drive and Marrow Screening. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bloodmobile at Mary E. Walker Clinic. Sgt. 1st Class Karlo Reed, 380-3887. Middle School and Teen Center “Spicy Rice” cooking activity and Paparazzi Club. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732….

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Real time logistics today enhances combat operations of tomorrow

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment stay on the forefront of cutting edge systems by implementing and testing Global Combat Support System- Army during rotations at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 5.

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Troopers from 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment construct mine boxes

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from the 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment constructed mine boxes at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 28. The boxes were designed to safely transport simulated mines to the box for use in the rotation.

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Fort Irwin Angel Tree Program 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For several years , the Angel Tree Program has provided Christmas assistance to Fort Irwin Families during the Holidays. Through the Angel Tree Program, generous donors have made a child’s holiday more special. Once a child has been registered as an “Angel,” the donor who selects the Angel from the tree makes a promise that…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Combined Federal Campaign will run through Dec. 15 and I believe that the CFC is for everyone. Why do I say that? There are so many organizations within the United States that are non-profit and need our help because of a lack of funding. This year we have 1,900 non-profit companies that have been…

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