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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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Summer program a success

Posted  September 5, 2014

Courtesy photo Children and volunteers gather for a group photo during the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible Study program, which ran July 28-Aug. 1. “Wilderness Escape” was the theme of Fort Irwin’s Summer Vacation Bible School program, July 28-Aug. 1. Hosted by the Religious Support Office, and under the direction of the National Training Center and…

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Army JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday

Posted  September 5, 2014

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps 239th birthday with a celebration here, July 29.

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Operation Gratitude delivers care packages to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 5, 2014

Operation Gratitude delivered 100 care packages to Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 8.

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MST and MCSC say no to bullying

Posted  September 5, 2014

Fort Irwin’s Middle School and Teen Center received a grant of $2,451 to assist an anti-bullying campaign during a check presentation here, July 22.

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Tortoise alert

Posted  September 5, 2014

The desert tortoise represents the epitome of a survivor.

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Sesame Street comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 5, 2014

The furry cast of the Sesame Street/USO Experience entertained and connected with local military kids here, at the Freedom Fitness Center, Aug. 13.

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Tiefort shuttle gets you around post

Posted  September 5, 2014

  The Logistics Readiness Center operates a free, on-post shuttle Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), from 7:50 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. Two shuttles travel in oposite directions. Route A begins near building 866 and departs at 7:50 a.m. Route B begins at building 833 and leaves at 8:05 a.m. There are 13 stops, with…

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Safety glasses required in this area

Posted  September 5, 2014

Image from www.osha.gov   According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 2,000 people suffer eye injuries at work each day. Approximately one out of every 10 eye-related injuries require one or more missed workdays. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses,…

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Setting the tone for the school year

Posted  September 5, 2014

On a cool, summer day children and parents traveled the sidewalks and drove the streets of Fort Irwin as they headed back to school, Aug. 7.

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Free supplies for back-to-school

Posted  September 5, 2014

For 260 Fort Irwin children, back-to-school excitement began Aug. 6 – one day before school officially started.

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