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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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“I’m joining the U.S. military”

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo courtesy Sgt. M As an Iraqi citizen in 2008, Sgt. M (left) worked as a translator for U.S. Special Forces training Iraqi Special Forces units. Immigrant to America inspired to enlist after interpreting for U.S. Special Forces in Iraq Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to…

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I ask you to think about the American Spirit and what it means to be an American

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Les Ozawa Public Affairs Office Two steel beams from the World Trade Center twin towers will be part of a 9/11 Memorial being built at Fort Irwin. (Editor’s note: Col. Jon Braga’s speech has been re-printed here after he spoke to an audience gathered at a ground breaking ceremony for a 9/11 Memorial…

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Distracted driving: Law enforcement is cracking down

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy of NHTSA Do you ever send text messages or e-mails when you are driving? Focus on driving when behind the wheel; the statistics on distracted driving are proof of its dangers Many of us do it. Talk on a cell phone, change a CD in the stereo, scold our kids, eat, or even send…

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Fort Irwin breaks ground for 9/11 Memorial

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Les Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers, firefighters, and military and civilian security personnel stand behind a 9/11 ceremony display that included two, five-foot steel beams from the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The ceremony took place Sept. 11 and served as a ground breaking for a memorial to those…

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September 2013 birth announcements

Posted  November 1, 2013

Hunter Michael – boy Sept. 1 at 5:10 p.m. 7 lbs., 15 oz Jacob and Amanda Below Unit/Company: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Lia Kendall – girl Sept. 3 at 6:35 a.m. 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20.5 inches Sgt. Aaron and Stephanie Brooks Unit/Company: 1st Squadron, 11th ACR Emma Rose – girl Sept. 4 at 2:08…

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Road rage incidents not the only form of aggressive driving

Posted  November 1, 2013

Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety. They’re right. Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. Although “road rage” incidents provide some of the most shocking views of aggressive…

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Helping children cope with disaster

Posted  November 1, 2013

How to help children cope with the effects of disaster, as well as how to be prepared before a disaster strikes. Children can feel very frightened during a disaster and afterwards some children will show temporary changes of behavior. For most children these changes will be mild, not last long, and diminish with time. However,…

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Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club to host ‘Tis the Season’ luncheon

Posted  November 1, 2013

Looking for a fun way to kick-off the holiday season? Join the Military and Civilian Spouses’ Club for our ‘Tis the Season’ Luncheon Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Sandy Basin Community Center. We have fun games and contests planned to keep you entertained. Wear your tackiest sweater and festive garb and compete in…

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Fall Fest a hit with community

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Fort Irwin Fall Festival, organized by Directorate of Family, Morale and Welfare, took place Oct. 17-19.

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Recycle!

Posted  November 1, 2013

Get too much junk mail? Recycle it. Done doing the laundry? Recycle that bleach bottle. Even that empty bottle of air freshener can be recycled.

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