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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Local children honored

Posted  June 14, 2012

Three art murals and two young artists were praised during a ceremony at which Fort Irwin Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton recognized the creative achievements in front of family members, Soldiers, and leadership, May 21.

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Adopt-a-pet June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Cinnabon is a 2-year-old male Chihuahua-pug mix with lots of energy and personality.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Javi Boskett

Posted  June 14, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Army Community Services (ACS) building at the corner of 3rd and G streets with Tony Untalan.   What do you do as a volunteer? I spend most of my time with clerical and administrative work such as organizing and filing papers and documents, and working…

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Events

Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Regimental Support Squadron welcomes new commander

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio Aguto, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, hands off the colors of Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to Lt. Col. Scott McFarland during a change of command ceremony at Fritz Field June 7. McFarland took the reins of RSS from outgoing...

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Blackhorse regiment honors distinguished troopers in honorary rolls

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio A. Aguto, Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, dubs 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear, Killer Troop, 2nd squadron, 11th ACR, into the Honorary Rolls of the 11th ACR at Fort Irwin May 24. Just past the double doors of the National...

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Employer meet-and-greet

Posted  June 14, 2012

Elizabeth Hines speaks with an AAFES representative during Fort Irwin’s Employer Meet-and-Greet at Sandy Basin Community Center June 7. The event featured representatives from companies and agencies around the area and was open to veterans, transitioning military, retirees, the Fort Irwin community, and family members.

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Stryker brigade mechanic gets first taste of ‘real’ Army at NTC

Posted  June 14, 2012

Standing over the engine compartment of a Stryker fighting vehicle in the warm afternoon winds of the Mojave Desert, Pvt. Joshua Lopez is a long way from home. The intense heat, the whipping gusts throwing sand...

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Signal Soldiers get linked at NTC in for first deployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lucky to be comfortably doing their job inside air-conditioned trailers, signal Soldiers last week set up communication equipment to support training held in the hot, dry Mojave Desert. Pfc. Zachary Hunsberger...

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Workin’ at the car wash!

Posted  June 14, 2012

Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program wash cars during BOSS’ car wash fundraiser on Inner Loop Road June 7.

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