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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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September 11 fundamentally made the nation, U.S. Army stronger

Posted  September 6, 2012

9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City — the attacks changed a generation of Americans, the Army, and the world. That day’s destruction and devastation did not condemn the United States to a future filled with fear. No, this loss, as profound as it was, did not break the soul of the…

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Message to the IMCOM Workforce….

Posted  September 6, 2012

Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter By Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Installation Management Command: The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we…

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Tired of that deployment souvenir?

Posted  September 6, 2012

.....or got an excess of .30-06 and just didn’t get around to deer hunting this year?

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SHARP Update

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability…

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News Briefs – September 6, 2012

Posted  September 6, 2012

Community Calendar 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 Unit flag football…

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The place to get your thrills

Posted  September 6, 2012

Need to get air? How about a few thousand feet off the ground? Or, do you have the need to feel the spray of river water from a Class 4 rapid?

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Day at the museum

Posted  September 6, 2012

The Whistle Stop Café in Nipton, Calif. Duncan Briggs is no relic. The young, industrious volunteer enjoys helping out at the NTC and 11ACR museum What you do as a volunteer? Whatever they need me to do. What do you get out of volunteering? The satisfaction of helping others. How did you get started as…

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Off the beaten path

Posted  September 6, 2012

As a motorcyclist, taking the long way home, bypassing the interstate highways in favor of the road less traveled is something that I’ve always done and enjoyed, for the most part. It’s not the destination, but the journey—right?

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A chance to showcase your talent: Our National Anthem

Posted  September 6, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Black Horse) is looking for five singers to audition in singing the National Anthem at this Year’s Hispanic Heritage Observance Ceremony, 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, at the Sandy Basin Community Center. Anyone interested should contact the Black Horse Equal Opportunity office at 760-985-4510 no later than Sept. 6. Auditions…

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“Inteqal” begins at the National Training Center

Posted  September 6, 2012

Inteqal—transition in the Dari and Pashtu languages—is the process by which security responsibility for Afghanistan is gradually transitioned from ISAF to Afghan leadership. Current Rotational Training Unit at NTC preparing for SFAAT mission, which is vital to that process. If you’ve been around the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a while (especially old-timer…

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