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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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Birth Announcements for May 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012
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Fort Irwin CYSS scores high on inspection

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Military Child Care Act of 1989 was passed by both the House and Senate in November 1989.  The goal of the act was to improve the availability, management, quality, and safety of child care provided on military installations. Per this mandate, the Military Child Act of 1989 requires an annual unannounced program inspection of…

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Chapel food pantry program revamped

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Fort Irwin Chapel Community is thrilled to announce some wonderful new changes to the Food Pantry Program. The new program, put in place June 1, will greatly improve the chapel’s ability to provide Soldiers and family members with emergency assistance. The food pantry is funded through donations to the Chapel’s Operation Helping Hand account….

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Safe Assured information available

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely.  Safe Assured mini-CD offers a single storehouse of information containing the following…

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Honoring our nation’s fallen

Posted  May 31, 2012

This past Memorial Day, Soldiers and leaders from Fort Irwin and the National Training Center provided support to ceremonies held in communities of the High Desert. Our commanding general...

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News Briefs May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Driver’s Education Drivers Education courses for teens ages 15-17 will take place June 4-7 in Building 1317, room 7. Instruction goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. The cost is $305 and includes 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The course also provides a DMV handbook, parent training…

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Thank you for your service and leadership

Posted  May 31, 2012

Inside a packed ballroom, seven Soldiers retired from the United States Army at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center during a ceremony, May 29. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell...

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Stepping up to a Warrior Challenge

Posted  May 31, 2012

Spc. Vargas reaches up to break a hold by Warrant Officer 1 Ronnie Grubbs, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, during Fort Irwin’s second annual Warrior Challenge Army combatives tournament...

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Join us for your next meal

Posted  May 31, 2012

Garrison Dining Facility 1 (Building 254) is staffed and operated by Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 916th Support Brigade and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building is near the Garrison Headquarters and the NCO barracks. The facility is open to all who are serving, working or just visiting Fort…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 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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