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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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Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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Sports

Local minor league team offers family fun

Posted  May 31, 2012

The boys of summer are back. Residents of Fort Irwin don’t have to drive all the way to LA to see professional baseball; there is a team just a little south of the installation. The High Desert Mavericks...

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Health & Safety

Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted  May 31, 2012

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade

Posted  May 24, 2012

A joint color guard, including Fort Irwin Soldiers, marches in Torrance, Calif., during the city’s annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 19. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin have participated in this...

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Home run derby  Come participate in home run derby today from 4-8 p.m. at the Fourplex field across from Coyote Activity Center.  Each batter will have 15 pitches to hit as many home runs as possible.  Each participant will receive a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. wristband to show support of National Sports and Fitness Month.  Cost is…

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Maintenance key to 1-144 annual field training

Posted  May 24, 2012

If you’re a Soldier, maintenance is an essential part of your life. No matter what your occupational specialty or career field is in the Army, all Soldiers have to maintain their equipment, especially if they only get one weekend a month, two weeks a year to use it.

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin officer awarded Purple Heart

Posted  May 24, 2012

It was June 6, 2010 when an improvised explosive device detonated from underneath a paved road in Afghanistan and blasted into the air the armored security vehicle commanded by 1st Lt. Lukas Toth.

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Your new best friend is waiting for you!

Posted  May 24, 2012

Come to the Fort Irwin Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) this week for CATAPALOOZA! All CATS are 50% off = $30 or BOGO = Buy one for $60, get one free!  

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