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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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News Briefs – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 Silver Valley Unified School District will start the 2012-2013 school year Thursday, Aug. 9. Following is a list of back-to-school events: Aug. 7 Registration at General Colin L. Powell Preschool   Aug. 8 Lewis Elementary School 2-3 p.m. Meet and Greet & Class assignments are posted   Fort Irwin Middle School…

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Lead 7 Sends

Posted  August 2, 2012

Why do we serve? There are as many answers to that question as there are Soldiers. It is, and should be and honor to serve our nation and its people.

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I Battery trains on Stinger Missile at Pendleton

Posted  August 2, 2012

Troopers from I Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, got the opportunity to visit the Marine Corps Stinger Missile Trainer in Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 26.

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916th Support Brigade welcomes new commander

Posted  August 2, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. James Higgins, command sergeant major of the 916th Support Brigade, hands off the unit colors to Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell during

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts attend Camp Emerald Bay

Posted  August 9, 2012

Six Scouts and three adult leaders of Troop 67 went to Catalina Island for summer camp from July 8th to the 14th. At Camp Emerald Bay, each scout concentrated on one to three merit badges of their choice.

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MWR brings music, mulligans, and Muppets to August

Posted  August 9, 2012

This August, Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is hosting a variety of events for Soldiers and families, including the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, the inaugural Fort Irwin Golf Tournament, and the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.

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Army

IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted  August 9, 2012

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted  August 16, 2012

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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Health & Safety

Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted  August 16, 2012

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  August 16, 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. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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