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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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VVTA NTC commuter bus service to begin Monday

Posted  May 10, 2012

The new NTC Commuter bus service, operated by the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), with service from Victorville and Barstow to Fort Irwin will start on 14 May 2012.  The Schedule and pricing information is attached.  NTC shuttle buses will continue providing transportation for Commuter passengers on established routes, no changes. The shuttle will be…

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Events

Sumo time!

Posted  May 10, 2012

Soldiers try out sumo wrestling suits during the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers BOSS Jamz event May 2 at Ingalls Recreation Center.

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Days of Remembrance commemoration

Posted  May 10, 2012

People read exhibits with information about the Holocaust during Fort Irwin’s Days of Remembrance commemoration May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Motocross at Fort Irwin

Posted  May 10, 2012

Rich Kearns shows off his bike handling skills during the Freestyle Motocross demo at Fort Irwin’s Town Center May 6. Ronnie Renner and Keith Sayers sign autographs for fans at the Fort Irwin Town Center...

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  May 10, 2012

Have you ever wondered why the AER Program continues to survive over the years to assist our Soldiers?   Could it be the donations to the program from our active duty and retired Soldiers?  Or could it be the paying back of the hundreds of loans by our Soldiers?  To a degree both of these…

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Salutes & Awards

Right arm night

Posted  May 10, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kristin Blumberg with an award during Right Arm Night May 2 at Shockwave. Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Buckner, command sergeant major of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, presents Capt. Matthew Crosby with…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Angelrose Gajo

Posted  May 10, 2012

Angelrose Gajo was the “Kid’s Caught Being Safe” grand prize winner! Angelrose’s name was pulled from the raffle drawing April 28 2012 during Fort Irwin’s Month of the Military Child celebration at Jackrabbit Park. Angelrose was not present the day of the drawing but came to pick up her new Wii game…

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Emergency call boxes installed along Fort Irwin Road

Posted  May 10, 2012

FORT IRWIN, May 7 –San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Brad Mitzelfelt today was by joined the Garrison Commander of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin to mark the installation of the first emergency call box on Fort Irwin Road. “Soldiers, their families and the civilian employees who work at Fort Irwin…

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Highlights from May 2 town hall meeting

Posted  May 10, 2012

A quarterly town hall meeting was held May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Following are highlights of issues addressed: Col. Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison commander, gave an overview of the status of issues addressed at February’s town hall meeting.  Twenty-five construction projects have been completed and 18 are currently under construction, including, the community…

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