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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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Looking for work? Opportunities coming to you

Posted  September 6, 2013

More than 30 companies scheduled to attend Fort Irwin Job Fair Army Community Service, in conjunction with the Army Career and Alumni Program, will host the Fort Irwin Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center, Sept. 26. If you are looking for a job, or would like to explore…

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In a time of crisis, this community gave 100%

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin community has been through a lot in the past few weeks. We got off to a great start with school starting on August 8 and back then everything looked happy and bright. Then two weeks later we were struck by our second power outage of the season and the flash flood on…

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Fort Irwin chapels sustain major flood damage

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from the Aug. 25 storm.

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Hispanics: Serving and leading our Nation with pride and honor

Posted  September 6, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 recognized nationally as a time to celebrate Hispanic art, culture and achievements throughout the United States. It actually began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson. It was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan to 30 days in 1988…

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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted  September 6, 2013

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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True friends make all the difference

Posted  September 6, 2013

Friends, family can help loved ones experiencing suicidal thoughts The Department of Behavioral Health at Mary Walker Clinic, here, wants to do its part in helping slow the rising trend in Army suicides. In 2012, more than 350 active duty servicemembers, across all military branches, took their own lives; of these, 182 were Soldiers. This…

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A young man’s attention to safety

Posted  September 6, 2013

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on July 30, I witnessed young Raven Nickerson exit the Shoppette, hang his bag on his bike handlebars, put on his helmet and his eye-pro (which I think look pretty cool), then proceeded to look both ways in the parking lot to make sure he could safely move out! At the…

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Motivational speaker, musician to highlight Suicide Prevention Month campaign events

Posted  September 6, 2013

  The NTC and Fort Irwin welcomes motivational speakers Glen Bloomstrom and Pete Huttlinger (also a musician) for keynote training events during Suicide Prevention Month at Freedom Fitness Center, Sept. 23 and 24. Daily presentation times will be: 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., and 3 – 4 p.m….

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Hundreds gather for Vacation Bible School Fanfare finale

Posted  September 6, 2013

Not quite an army, but a battalion’s worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year’s Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years

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Vigilance, awareness by community important in countering terrorism

Posted  September 6, 2013

Col. Jonathan Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, signed a proclamation Aug. 7 that recognized the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The campaign urges Soldiers, Family members and civilians on Fort Irwin to work together to prevent terrorism. Community awareness is a key element in preventing terrorism. It identifies…

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