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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…

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Veterans

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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Fort Irwin N.O.W.

Posted  April 26, 2012

Fort Irwin community members listen as Kathleen Hutchinson, chief of marketing for the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, talks about DFMWR activities and programs during Fort Irwin N.O.W. April 23 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Fort Irwin N.O.W., which stands for newcomers’ orientation welcome, provides people new to the…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 26, 2012

A Soldier with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program poses next to a motorcycle during the Cars and Cures car show in Apple Valley, Calif., April 21.   Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program dine at Shockwave while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight April 21.

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Friday night in the desert, anything but dry

Posted  April 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in the desert can attest to the dry nature of life.  The occasional spot of rain can be viewed, in the desert context, as a celebratory event—the rare wetting down that brings out the bloom of the desert rose.  And while it may not have been raining the evening of…

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Batter Up!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Tyler Stoeger of Fort Irwin prepares to throw the ball during a Little League game against the East Barstow White Sox at Lillian Park in Barstow April 4.   The umpire keeps a close watch as Fort Irwin catcher Mason Gardner brings down the throw to home to tag out the base runner from the…

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MCSC Women’s Conference

Posted  April 26, 2012

Julie Cummings demonstrates how to make a sushi roll during the Military and Civilian Spouses Club’s annual Women’s Conference April 19 at Reggie’s.   Erika Reinhard watches as Rowan Rakers pours safflower oil into a bowl during a class called “Potions and Lotions” at the Military and Civilian Spouses Club’s annual Women’s Conference April 19…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  April 26, 2012

Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk…

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K Troop Soldiers fire first TOW missiles in more than a decade

Posted  April 19, 2012

Soldiers from K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fired a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command data link guided missile at the Desert King Mortar Range on Fort Irwin…

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News Briefs April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Pirate party The Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center will host its annual pirate party beginning at noon on Saturday.  Kids can make crafts and participate in pirate-themed activities.  Cost is $15 per “pirate.”  For more information or to sign up, call 380-3431 or visit the arts and crafts center in Bldg. 976 on Inner…

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Big Bear marriage retreat

Posted  April 19, 2012
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Fort Irwin Youth Technology Expo

Posted  April 19, 2012
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