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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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Lead 7 Sends – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Practically every day since 9/11, particularly this time of year, men and women, strangers, stop Soldiers to thank them for their service. Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Army Birthday, Independence Day……the past month or so has provided our country with many opportunities to celebrate…

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Adopt-a-pet July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Chum is a pit bull who is about 5 months old. Due to housing regulations, Chum must be adopted off-post. Anchor is a 2-year-old pit bull with a sweet personality.  Anchor must also be adopted off-post. If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the vet clinic between 2-4 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone with valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin Soldiers recognized at San Diego Padres baseball game

Posted  July 5, 2012

Soldiers take the field at the nine positions while Padres players join them before the start of the game, June 24.

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Exceptional Family Member Program having a good ‘ol time

Posted  July 5, 2012

Brianna Olsen gets her face painted during the Exceptional Family Member Program picnic that was held at Jackrabbit Park, June 26.

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Health & Safety

What’s in YOUR Bottle?

Posted  July 5, 2012

Many people eat one or two meals a day and consume soft drinks, juices, juice drinks, energy drinks, or sports drinks throughout the day. The first inclination is typically, ‘I barely eat anything so why can’t I lose weight?’ The reason can be fairly simple. It might be excessive calories from beverages.

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Can you beat 503 in bowling?

Posted  July 5, 2012

If you’ll be hanging out on Fort Irwin during the opportunity leave period, which runs through July 15, why not try your hand at a friendly, bowling contest? The Strike Zone is holding “Bowl Over the GC,” which is a...

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Health & Safety

Public Notice of the year 2011 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted  July 5, 2012

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army.

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Current 11th Armored Cavalry troopers connect with troopers past

Posted  June 28, 2012

Soldiers in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment got a chance to connect with some of the regiment’s Vietnam veterans June 13, during a tour of the regiment. The veterans had the chance to interact with current…

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