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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…

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Commentary

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…

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Veterans

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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NTC and Fort Irwin welcome new CSM

Posted  June 7, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, hands off the non-commissioned officers’ sword to incoming National Training Center and Fort Irwin command sergeant major...

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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted  June 7, 2012

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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Adopt-a-pet June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Jacques and Ray are 1-2 year old male cats who are very friendly and love to play. They both must be adopted by tomorrow. Chum is a 4-month old male pit bull who must be adopted off-post due to housing regulations.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shea McCullough

Posted  June 7, 2012

Where do you volunteer? Army Community Services (ACS) in Building 109. What do you do as a volunteer? Assist with the Mobilization and Deployment and Employment Readiness Programs. What do you get out of volunteering? A smoother transition into the civilian workforce as well as applicable…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 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 will 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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RSS volunteers to help Fort Irwin Middle School Field Day

Posted  June 7, 2012

Troopers from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron,11th Armored Cavalry Regiment volunteered to help out Fort Irwin Middle School with a field day at May 23.

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Class of 2012 graduates at Fort Irwin

Posted  June 7, 2012

Barstow Community College and Park University students anxiously await the beginning of the 16th Annual consolidated graduation ceremony on May 30th.

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Red Cross youth volunteers aid vet clinic

Posted  June 7, 2012

On May 19, the Fort Irwin’s American Red Cross Youth Program volunteers facilitated a supply drive to collect items for the Fort Irwin Stray Facility.

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Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage

Posted  June 7, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage month with activities at Jack Rabbit Park on May 30. Asian-Pacific encompasses the entire Asian continent and the Pacific...

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts conquer Tiefort Mountain

Posted  June 7, 2012

Tiefort Mountain is the largest mountain at Fort Irwin, and its 5,063 feet of desert beauty has provided many hikers and climbers the opportunity to scale its rocky slopes and take in the panoramic view of the valley...

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