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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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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted  September 6, 2013

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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Mother nature strikes, community rebounds

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Irwin rallies to repair, mitigate damaged caused by epic flash flooding Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith will tell you. Courtesy Photo This image shows the moment a destructive monsoon storm hit the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Roads in garrison were washed out, water poured into homes, training area structures…

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Leading the Way

Posted  September 6, 2013

  Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre shares a laugh with 2916th Aviation Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Will Elliott, who presented her with his team jersey to thank her for speaking at Fort Irwin’s Women’s Equality Day event at Sandy Basin Community Center, Aug. 21. The event featured a video of leaders of the gender equality movement…

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National Prescription Take-back Day is Oct. 15

Posted  October 4, 2013

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of Defense military personnel, civilians, and their families remain drug free….

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Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31

Posted  October 4, 2013

Red Ribbon Week will be observed Oct. 23-3 1 across the country. The campaign helps raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States. The 2013 Red Ribbon theme is…

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Fort Irwin community, Commissary donates food to Barstow residents

Posted  October 4, 2013

The challenge was to double the contribution of food from last year. No problem.

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Become an Army lawyer

Posted  October 4, 2013

Funded Legal Education Program sends commissioned officers to law school – free The Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Selected officers will attend…

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WE WANT TO WORK:

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Silvia Moreno, ACS Approximately 380 job seekers attended the Fort Irwin Job Fair, Sept. 26. More than 40 local and national employers were represented at the event including: Coca-Cola, Lowe’s Home Improvement, The Exchange, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Michael Kors and many more. Dressed to impress and with resumes in hand, job seekers…

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The CTC Program

Posted  October 4, 2013

There are three Army Combat Training Centers which serve as premier leader development and collective training venues in the world – the largest being the National Training Center, here.

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Operations Security can be applied to your home, community

Posted  October 4, 2013

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is one of the many tools that can increase our level of safety and security, whether at home, school or work. Raising the degree of difficulty for a ‘bad guy’ can make them move onto another, “softer” area or community – one which doesn’t take security quite as seriously. This is…

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