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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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Fireworks!

Posted  July 12, 2012

Fireworks burst over the Fort Irwin skies on the evening of July 4. The installation’s fireworks show was the culminating event of the second annual Red, White, and Boom! Bash...

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DOD releases do’s, don’ts for military voters

Posted  July 12, 2012

With election season fast approaching, the Department of Defense published a set of guidelines June 19, for military personnel detailing what's allowed and what's restricted when participating in political...

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Trooping the Line

Posted  July 5, 2012

Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, and Col. Sherrie L. Bosley, outgoing commander of the 916th Support Brigade, “Troop the Line” during a relinquishment of command ceremony at Fort Irwin, June 27.

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916th Support Brigade commander bids farewell

Posted  July 5, 2012

Colonel Sherrie L. Bosley relinquished command of the 916th Support Brigade during a ceremony at the main helipad on Fort Irwin, June 27. The 916th will be commanded on an interim basis by the unit’s...

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News Briefs – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Guard Start Program SKIES Unlimited brings to you “LifeGuarding for Tomorrow,” which is a program for 11-14-year-olds that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future successful completion of an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Instruction takes place July 16-27, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee…

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Not your dad’s duct tape

Posted  July 5, 2012

Krystal Morton, 11, and Ryann Helmers, 11, make crafts out of multi-colored duct tape during a craft project with the EDGE program.

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Lead 7 Sends – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Practically every day since 9/11, particularly this time of year, men and women, strangers, stop Soldiers to thank them for their service. Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Army Birthday, Independence Day……the past month or so has provided our country with many opportunities to celebrate…

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Adopt-a-pet July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Chum is a pit bull who is about 5 months old. Due to housing regulations, Chum must be adopted off-post. Anchor is a 2-year-old pit bull with a sweet personality.  Anchor must also be adopted off-post. If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the vet clinic between 2-4 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 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 with 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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