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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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Events

MEDDAC sponsors Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade at Irwin

Posted  August 9, 2012

On July 24, members of MEDDAC joined with Operation Homefront to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children of NTC military members.

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Army Emergency Relief program update

Posted  August 9, 2012

Are you newly PCS’d to Fort Irwin or newly married? Did you know AER can approve up to $4,000 at no interest to allow you to purchase furniture? If you do this, remember that the loan must be repaid prior to an ETS. Want to know more? Did you know that AER can authorize a…

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Birth Announcements for July 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

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1/11 Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted  August 2, 2012

Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment can finally claim the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the country they’ve been defending in uniform.

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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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Salutes & Awards

Tuskeegee Airman recognized for contributions

Posted  August 2, 2012

On any given day there is always the opportunity to read about our nation’s history, but not often enough do you get the chance to meet one of the men or women who help make that history.

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Adopt-a-pet August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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