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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…

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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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News Briefs June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Red, White, and Boom! bash Come on out to Fort Irwin’s second annual Red, White, and Boom! bash on the  Fourth of July beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Army Field.  There will be live  entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks.  Tickets for the carnival games and activities are on sale at Leisure…

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Lead 6 Sends – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

To all you warriors out there (regardless of MOS, in uniform or out, DA Civilian or contract employee) you have earned this opportunity leave.  You have earned this leave to re-charge after a challenging but beautifully executed series of rotations that have properly trained Soldiers to go to combat.  Well done! Please spend this time…

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11th ACR Change of Command

Posted  June 28, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, passes the regimental colors to Col. John L. Ward, incoming commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at a…

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Operations Group Change of Command

Posted  June 28, 2012

Col. Paul Calvert accepts the colors of Fort Irwin’s Operations Group from National Training Center and Fort Irwin commanding general Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell during a change of command ceremony in front of Bldg. 990 June 25.

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Adopt-a-pet June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Dimitri is a German Shepherd-lab mix who is about 5 months old.  He’s very sweet and has lots of puppy energy.  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…

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Volunteer Spotlight: First Sgt. Douglas Wolff

Posted  June 28, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Middle School Teen center. What do you do as a volunteer? I help with projects. What do you get out of volunteering? Helping our children grow and learn is a long time desire of mine.

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Community Briefs – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 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 will 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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Burger King celebrates playland grand opening

Posted  June 28, 2012

Georg Main, general manager of AAFES at Fort Irwin, is joined by children, community members, and AAFES employees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Burger King’s new playland area June 22.

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4th Stryker Brigade paralegal on fourth NTC rotation but still learning

Posted  June 28, 2012

Riding through the sand in a Humvee away from an entry control point on the National Training Center June 11, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Davis...

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Fireworks Safety

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the United States?  Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks.  The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday…

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