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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.


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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted  May 17, 2012

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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A muddy good time

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Jeff Loper, Fort Irwin G3, runs into a mud pit during the inaugural Barstow Mud Run at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow May 12. The run raised money for the veterans home and the Barstow Kiwanis Club’s youth programs.

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11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army’s best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge...

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Relay race winners!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Members of the Desert Warriors team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking first place in the annual Association of the U.S. Army relay race from Fort Irwin to Barstow May 5. Members of the MCC 1916th team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking…

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Fort Irwin & NTC Safety Team May 2012 Newsletter

Posted  May 17, 2012

Army motorcycle statistics compared to Fort Irwin The loss of any Soldier for any reason is unfortunate and degrades our force protection.  Fort Irwin has not experienced a privately-owned motorcycle fatality since 2009.  Records indicate that we have had four motorcycle accidents so far in fiscal year 2012.  Of those four, one person was 27…

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Dragon Team slays wall

Posted  May 10, 2012

Members of Operations Group Dragon Team, Cpl. Thomas Flood (left), Sgt. Gary Clark (right) man belay for rappelling soldiers while...

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Sandy Basin pool opens tomorrow The Sandy Basin swimming pool will open for the summer tomorrow at 10 a.m.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and that no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The…

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Fort Irwin Safety Alert: Vehicle Fatality

Posted  May 10, 2012

30 April 2012: POV accident claims the life of a Fort Irwin Family Member and seriously injures a Soldier and Civilian Contractor. Inital reports indicate that distracted driving may have contributed to the cause of the accident. AVOID THESE COMMON DISTRACTORS: Talking/Texting...

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Adopt-a-pet May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Penny is a 8-month-old female short hair kitten who loves to play.  Owl is a very fluffy, brown and white female cat with lots of curiosity who is about 4 years old.  Nemo is an orange and white male tabby who is about 2 years old.  Grimsby is a 5-year-old male cat who loves to…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

THURSDAY A representative from Azusa Pacific University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information and answer questions.  For more information, call 380-4218.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome…

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