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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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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted  August 23, 2012

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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FMWR hosts inaugural golf tournament

Posted  August 23, 2012

Birdies, bogies, divots and hula-hoops…hula-hoops? There was something for everyone at the inaugural Fort Irwin golf tournament Aug. 18 in Apple Valley, Calif....

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2012-2013 Fort Irwin Influenza immunization campaign underway

Posted  August 23, 2012

The 2012-2013 Influenza Immunization Campaign at Fort Irwin has kicked off in preparation for the influenza season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Individuals over the age of 65, young children, and individuals with certain health conditions…

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Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

Posted  August 23, 2012

Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn’t her fate as she makes her mark on the Army....

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Lead 7 Sends – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

We all communicate every day – but we sometimes don’t communicate effectively. When was the last time you texted one of your Soldiers? Is sending a text message a reliable form of communication? Is sending an email effective? What about a phone call?

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted  August 16, 2012

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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519th prepares for OEF deployment at the National Training Center

Posted  August 16, 2012

The 519th Military Intelligence Task Force “Thunder” from Fort Bliss, Texas, is participating in a rotation in the National Training Center to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn...

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Mass casualty training at NTC provides critical experience for medics

Posted  August 16, 2012

The Soldiers at FOB Denver were hammered with a mock artillery attack, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and lasted almost 10 minutes - an unwelcome surprise designed to test the units ability to triage mass casualties....

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Adopt-a-pet August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Willie Shelley Piglet Willie is a male dachshund who is very loving and good with kids. Shelley is a friendly 2-year-old female Calico cat. Piglet is an energetic grey and white tabby kitten. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Adoption fees…

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Robots, bomb suits, help EOD perform mission at NTC

Posted  August 23, 2012

Bomb suits and robots have become popular fodder for movies, television, and video games for the last ten years, but the portrayal is not always accurate....

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