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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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Sports

Fort Irwin roller derby gets ‘heavy’

Posted  May 10, 2012

There is a rebirth of sorts going on, and a part of it is happening right here at Fort Irwin. Roller derby was extremely popular in the 1930s and 40s, but almost completely disappeared in following years, in part due to decreased popularity of scripted matches and rehearsed drama.

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Student 2 Student helps ease transition for new SVHS students

Posted  May 3, 2012

New kids at Silver Valley High School might not feel so new from now on, thanks to a program that has been restarted this year. Student 2 Student is a national initiative sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition that aims to help ease students’ transition when starting a...

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Events

News Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

Commissary case lot sale The Fort Irwin Commissary will hold a case lot sale tomorrow Friday, May 4 through Monday. Tomorrow, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday the hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, the hours will be from 9 a.m….

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Events

Take Aim!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Pfc. Max McGown, Pfc. Brandon Singleton, Sgt. Quentin Davis, Spc. Kimberly Brown, Sgt. Francis Ronduen, Shane Manley, and Maj. Neel Zara pose for a photo after winning the BOSS nighttime paintball tournament April 28 at Outdoor Recreation’s paintball range.

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Army

Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted  May 3, 2012

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Emma Saelens, 13,poses with the smiley face cap she earned by swimming a mile in Oasis Pool with the Fort Irwin Sandsharks swim team April 26. Saelens was the first to finish the mile in 40 minutes...

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Salutes & Awards

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Davis

Posted  May 3, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I am a volunteer for AWANAs on Wednesday nights at the chapel for the Cubbies class, with PWOC, a ladies’ Bible study group at the chapel, the Sidewinder Team Family Readiness Group and at Lewis Elementary School.   What do you get out of volunteering? I enjoy being involved in things…

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Community Briefs May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

TODAY Shockwave will host a Tres de Mayo party starting at 8 p.m.  For more information, call 380-8646.   TOMORROW Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to attend this free weekly event where children can listen to stories, sing songs, and make…

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Horse Detachment simulates smuggling illegal weapons

Posted  May 3, 2012

Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high. By donning disguises and using pack mules to...

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Commissary supports Month of the Military Child

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Children from Fort Irwin’s Strong Beginnings program listen as a commissary representative talks about fruits and vegetables during a field trip April 25. The children visited the commissary to learn about nutrition as part of events for Month of the Military Child.

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