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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted  April 26, 2012

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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Pirate Party!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Richard Ballard paints his shark box with great care at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. McKinley Viers works hard on a shark box during the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center’s annual Pirate Party April 21. Gabriel Alameddin checks out Richard Ballard’s...

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Darien, Ana & Colton

Posted  April 26, 2012

14 year old Darien Elix was “Caught” being safe while skateboarding! Garrison Safety also took advantage of the opportunity to find kids caught being safe. Darien was wearing an approved helmet and was thrilled to get “caught!” Great Job Darien! Garrison Safety applauds your safe actions! Colton…

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Happy Hearts Child Development Center Earth Day celebration

Posted  April 26, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andray McCuien, Operations Group Bronco Team, plants a tree in front of Happy Hearts Child Development Center with his son Caden, 1, during the center’s Earth Day celebration April 23.

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Fort Irwin N.O.W.

Posted  April 26, 2012

Fort Irwin community members listen as Kathleen Hutchinson, chief of marketing for the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, talks about DFMWR activities and programs during Fort Irwin N.O.W. April 23 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Fort Irwin N.O.W., which stands for newcomers’ orientation welcome, provides people new to the…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 26, 2012

A Soldier with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program poses next to a motorcycle during the Cars and Cures car show in Apple Valley, Calif., April 21.   Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program dine at Shockwave while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight April 21.

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Friday night in the desert, anything but dry

Posted  April 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in the desert can attest to the dry nature of life.  The occasional spot of rain can be viewed, in the desert context, as a celebratory event—the rare wetting down that brings out the bloom of the desert rose.  And while it may not have been raining the evening of…

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Batter Up!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Tyler Stoeger of Fort Irwin prepares to throw the ball during a Little League game against the East Barstow White Sox at Lillian Park in Barstow April 4.   The umpire keeps a close watch as Fort Irwin catcher Mason Gardner brings down the throw to home to tag out the base runner from the…

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BOSS at Miss Barstow Pageant

Posted  April 19, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson, Sgt. Quentin Davis, and Spc. Barnett pose with a winner of the Miss Barstow Pageant April 14 at the Ramada Inn in Barstow, Calif.  The Soldiers came to the pageant with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program to help pageant staff with setting up. (Courtesy photo)

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Underwater Easter egg hunt

Posted  April 19, 2012

  Fort Irwin kids and parents wait for the start of the annual underwater Easter egg hunt at Oasis Pool April 6. (Courtesy photos)  

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