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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Ernest Bonner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Where do you volunteer? The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA and the community of Barstow, CA.   What do you do as a volunteer? Youth Sports Coach and Helper for Meals on Wheels   What do you get out of volunteering? The joy of passing on the knowledge I possess in the various sporting…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

TODAY The Middle School Teen Center and School Age Services will have a summer bash from 3-6 p.m.  There will be a dunk tank, bounce houses, activities and food.  For more information, call 380-3732. A representative from Ashford University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

Posted  May 24, 2012

Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

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Fort Irwin UCMJ actions May 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

A Fort Irwin noncommissioned officer was recently convicted and kicked out of  the Army for assault and wearing unauthorized badges on his uniform.  On May 10, 2012, the military judge, Lt. Col. Michael Walther, tried and convicted Sgt. Antonio Heyward, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, of multiple  offenses at…

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Health & Safety

Grilling Safety

Posted  May 24, 2012

SAFETY TIPS Propane and charcol BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at leaste three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup…

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Fort Irwin teen earns second-degree black belt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Aiden Hitchcock prepares to break a board with his foot while testing for a second-degree black belt in karate at Fort Irwin’s STARZ Academy building May 16. In the world of karate, Aiden Hitchcock has achieved a major milestone. The Fort Irwin Middle School eighth-grader attained the rank of second-degree black belt here May 16….

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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted  May 24, 2012

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours – Monday, May 28, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

AAFES All AAFES facilities will observe normal operating hours.   MWR ACS Barstow Outreach Center – Closed ACS, Bldg 561 – Closed Arts & Crafts Center, Bldg 976 – Closed Auto Craft Shop, Bldg 910 – Closed CDC, Bldg 1317 – Closed CDC, Bldg 4150 – Closed CYSS Parent Central, Bldg 109 – Closed CYSS…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 24, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson poses in front of a car during the Bimmerfest car show in Pasadena, Calif., May 19.  Johnson and Soldiers from Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program visited the show to promote Fort Irwin and the upcoming BOSS Cali Swag Car Show, which will take place June 23 at Fort Irwin.

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Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

Posted  May 17, 2012

All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry...

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