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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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Salutes & Awards

Change of Responsibility cerermonies

Posted  November 1, 2013

A change of responsibility ceremony is scheduled today, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m., for outgoing National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers. The event takes place at the post headquarters, building 988. A change of responsibility will take place, Nov. 15 at…

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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted  November 1, 2013

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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Fort Irwin teaches master resiliency to incoming Soldiers

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Charlie Guevara (right), Fort Irwin Waste Management supervisor (with sub-contractor Sullivan International), speaks to the Bear Den Cub Scouts from Troop 67 at the Fort Irwin Recycling Center, Oct. 9. The Scouts visited the facility to learn about the recycling program on post. In September, Fort Irwin revamped…

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Health & Safety

Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  December 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Barstow Community College hosts Thanksgiving-themed social event

Posted  December 6, 2013

“We just wanted to give back and say thanks,” said Kenyetta Grayer, president of the Associated Student Government of Barstow Community College.

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts step up during planned power outage

Posted  December 6, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin underwent a planned power outage Nov. 16, and sticking around that Saturday to provide a helping hand to the community was Boy Scout Troop 67.

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Catch the reading bug

Posted  December 6, 2013

When the commanding general of the National Training Center reads to you, well, why would you not listen?

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October 2013 birth announcements

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Dawn Duckels SIMPLY ADORABLE: Savannah Grace Duckel was born Aug. 29 at 7:40 p.m. to Staff Sgt. Woody and Dawn Duckels. The baby girl was seven pounds and 19.5 inches. Dad serves with A Company, Cobra Team in Operations Group. Aria Hope – girl Oct. 1 at 5:50 a.m. 8 lbs., 4 oz,…

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Local congressman holds town hall, views flood damage recovery at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 6, 2013

On his first visit to Fort Irwin, Congressman Paul Cook said he was impressed at how the Fort Irwin community came together after a freak thunderstorm on Aug. 25

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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted  December 6, 2013

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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