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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Generous Community

Posted  September 6, 2013

  The Feds Feed Families campaign on Fort Irwin concluded with a donation of food totaling almost 15,000 pounds to several programs that help community members of Barstow, Calif. The Fort Irwin Commissary, directed by Cynthia Hernandez, loaded onto a delivery truck and van: canned food, dried food items, watermelons, potatoes and bottled water for…

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Changing of the Stole

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photo courtesy of Center Chapel The Contemporary Protestant Worship Service that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel was able to participate in the “Changing of the Stole Ceremony” between Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Doug Prentice and Chaplain (Maj.) Bart Herndon, July 28. Chaplain Prentice was departing for a follow-on…

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Yes, drill sergeant!

Posted  September 6, 2013

With her daughter Nailah at her side, National Training Center’s Operations Group Schools NCO Staff Sgt. Maria Deogracia (Grace) Elisan was administered an oath by NTC’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, during her reenlistment, Aug. 19.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  September 6, 2013

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 United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Hope springs eternal

Posted  September 6, 2013

On a sweltering July morning in the middle of the National Training Center, the distinctive beat of a fast-approaching helicopter cuts the heat.

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Education Fair shows community higher learning opportunities

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin Education Center held its annual Education Fair at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center, Aug. 1.

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Supporting education and our future: A Fort Irwin tradition

Posted  September 6, 2013

The end of summer can be marked by children returning to school. This transition can be tough and even a little scary, but on Aug. 8, the Troopers of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment assisted in this transition for the children of Fort Irwin Middle School, here.

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September 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  September 6, 2013

Middle School Activities Sept. 2 Holiday – Closed Sept. 3 Fine Arts Club – Water Color Sept. 4 Smart Girls & Mixed Martial Art, 2 -3 p.m. Sept. 5 Cooking Club Sept. 6 Work Of Art Day – Free Choice Sept. 9 Nail Art Sept. 10 Fine Arts Club – Acrylic Painting Sept. 11 Smart…

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Local Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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NTC’s Maj. Green goes to Holland

Posted  September 6, 2013

NTC Soldier masters the Four Days March for seventh time Courtesy Photo More than 44,000 civilians and military personnel from all over the world participated in the 97th Viderdaagse march around Nijmegen, Netherlands. When much of the National Training Center took a much needed break in July from its normal high tempo training operations, NTC’s…

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