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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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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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Army launches apps marketplace prototype

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) “” The newly launched Army Software Marketplace prototype now delivers 12 mobile training appliÃ¥cations for Soldiers to use on personal phones or tablets. The publicly-facing apps were developed by Army training schools in the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps, or…

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

Posted  April 5, 2012

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2012) — Once in a while an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd…

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Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2012) — About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as “master resilience trainers,” or MRTs, and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school. The MRT course is a “teaching…

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Army Profession completes year of study, releases first report

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (April 2, 2012)– The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, known as CAPE, at West Point, N.Y., released the Army Profession campaign’s first report, today, which provides findings and…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 5, 2012

Soldiers with the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of a truck during a BOSS trip to the DUB car show in San Diego March 25.

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Leadership experience is available in garrison too

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2012) — With the withdrawal from Iraq and similar actions in Afghanistan on the horizon, Soldiers looking to be leaders need to know opportunities are available in garrison, senior leaders said…

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BOSS softball world series

Posted  April 5, 2012

Members of the 58th Engineers softball team pose with their trophy after taking second place in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers softball tournament March 30-31 at Fort Irwin. Members of the SoCal Ballers softball team pose with their trophy after winning the Better Opportunities for Single…

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Carnival brings ‘Big Top’ fun to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 5, 2012

While the Month of the Military Child doesn’t officially start until April, you would never have known it wasn’t already in full swing at last week’s “Under the Big Top” Carnival at the Happy Hearts Child Development Center on Fort Irwin. The event…

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