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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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Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Posted  July 26, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy…

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BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Posted  July 26, 2012

Pvt. Jose Gonzales displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for “Knock Out” at BOSS Zone July 19.

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted  July 26, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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Adopt-a-pet July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

TODAY A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 26, 31, and Aug. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317. Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills. Cost is $40. For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.   TOMORROW There will be a…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Alex Polen

Posted  July 26, 2012

Five-year-old Alex Polen was "caught" riding his bicycle safely by staff from the Garrison Safety Office! Alex was riding with his mom, Rachel, while wearing a helmet and using his training wheels to optimize safety.

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Health & Safety

iWatch aimed at keeping eyes on Fort Irwin

Posted  July 26, 2012

Numerous cities and towns across the nation have Neighborhood Watch Programs. These are aimed at encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, unusual visitors and other out of the ordinary sights in their neighborhoods...

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Blackhorse troopers keep vehicles running smoothly

Posted  July 26, 2012

Preventive Maintenance Checks and services are being conducted by 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to ensure vehicles are...

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Water, water, everywhere!

Posted  July 26, 2012

Danielle Flores and Jesus Gonzalez dodge an incoming water bottle during a water activity with Child, Youth and School Service’s...

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