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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Events

Stepping up to a Warrior Challenge

Posted  May 31, 2012

Spc. Vargas reaches up to break a hold by Warrant Officer 1 Ronnie Grubbs, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, during Fort Irwin’s second annual Warrior Challenge Army combatives tournament...

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Join us for your next meal

Posted  May 31, 2012

Garrison Dining Facility 1 (Building 254) is staffed and operated by Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 916th Support Brigade and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building is near the Garrison Headquarters and the NCO barracks. The facility is open to all who are serving, working or just visiting Fort…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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Sports

Local minor league team offers family fun

Posted  May 31, 2012

The boys of summer are back. Residents of Fort Irwin don’t have to drive all the way to LA to see professional baseball; there is a team just a little south of the installation. The High Desert Mavericks...

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Health & Safety

Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted  May 31, 2012

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade

Posted  May 24, 2012

A joint color guard, including Fort Irwin Soldiers, marches in Torrance, Calif., during the city’s annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 19. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin have participated in this...

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Home run derby  Come participate in home run derby today from 4-8 p.m. at the Fourplex field across from Coyote Activity Center.  Each batter will have 15 pitches to hit as many home runs as possible.  Each participant will receive a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. wristband to show support of National Sports and Fitness Month.  Cost is…

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