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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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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5K Fun Run/Walk a huge success!

Posted  November 1, 2013

On Oct. 12 more than 300 members of the Fort Irwin community joined together to support those who are currently battling cancer, honor those who have survived the battle, and remember those who have fallen.

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Submitted by Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Posted  November 1, 2013

On Aug. 8, Master Sgt. Daniel E.K. Curnan, with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, was found guilty of rape and adultery, in violation of Articles 120 and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An enlisted panel sentenced Curnan to be confined for six years, to be reduced…

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NTC supports Homeland Security special agent training

Posted  November 1, 2013

From Sept. 15-21, about 40 HSI Special Response Team members from Los Angeles and Arizona conducted day and night training at two NTC villages to fulfill their required 40-hour annual training.

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Chapel Activities

Posted  November 1, 2013

Worship Services Catholic Mass Center Chapel Sunday, 9 a.m. Contemporary Protestant Center Chapel Sunday, 11 a.m. Multi-cultural Gospel Center Chapel Sunday, 1 p.m. Traditional/Liturgical Protestant Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, 10 a.m. Latter Day Saints Blackhorse Chapel Sunday, noon Catholic Daily Mass and Confessions Center Chapel Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Islamic Prayer Jumah/Congregational Prayer Center Chapel Friday, 1…

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In with the Old

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 2013 Mojave River Trail Days event provided young and old with sights and sounds from the days of the Old West.

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November 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  November 1, 2013

Middle School Activities Nov. 1 All Saints Day/Dia Los Muertos Nov. 4 Veterans Day Centerpieces Nov. 5 Fine Arts Club: Monochromatic Drawing Nov. 6 Smart Girls Club: BGCA Election Day Nov. 7 Cooking Club: Cake Pops for Vets! Nov. 8 Veterans Day Dinner (4 -6 p.m.at MST building 1315) Nov. 11 CLOSED for Veterans Day…

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Local Briefs November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Nov. 2 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Newberry Springs Community Center Gate….

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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted  November 1, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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‘Heroes to Careers’ summit a great informational resource

Posted  November 1, 2013

Even if you’re not getting out of the Army soon, the Heroes to Careers summit was a great conference to have attended. Even if you are not currently serving, the summit was full of information that can be shared. The resource meeting was held Oct. 15, here, and was attended by 14 different organizations, who…

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Keeping the flu bug away

Posted  November 1, 2013

Captain Liza Bortz, of Weed Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine department, administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin was one of the first Soldiers to be vaccinated at Fort Irwin as part of the Army’s seasonal influenza vaccination program. He vowed, “The National Training Center and Fort…

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