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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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Salutes & Awards

Hired! Program Outstanding Employee Recognition for the January-March 2012 Term!

Posted  April 19, 2012

Danielle Ceballos and Jordan Cerny have both worked at Outdoor Recreation for two Hired Terms and Outdoor Recreation staff have been very impressed with their work ethic. They are both very hard working and dedicated. They are punctual…

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Events

Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

TODAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.   TOMORROW AAFES is offering a drawing for a trip for two to Costa Rica starting tomorrow and ending May…

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Local

Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

There is less than one month left until the Fort Irwin 2012 AER campaign ends on May 15, but there is still time to donate after the end of the campaign.  AER is always accepting donations, which are used to directly support our Soldiers and their families.  There are currently 743 Soldiers who have donated…

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Birth Announcements for March 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

ARLINE CRYSTAL, girl, 5 lbs., 13 oz., 17 inches, born to Dixie and Bryce Galvin, Feb. 10, at 12:40 p.m.   DANIEL KENNETH, boy, 9 lbs., 11 oz., 21 inches, born to David and Kory Lillie, Mar. 5, at 3:17 p.m.   ASTON HUNTER JOHN, boy, 8 lbs., 0 oz., 19 ¾  inches, born to Devin and…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted  April 19, 2012

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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Local

IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Posted  April 19, 2012

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and…

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Events

TVIS kids run to meet goals

Posted  April 19, 2012

Tiefort View Intermediate School held the TVIS Fun Run 2012 at the school’s campus April 11. Organized by Jennifer Kimbrough, treasurer of the TVIS Parent Teacher Organization, and supported by Soldiers from Operations Group, the event was planned to serve several purposes: to promote physical fitness, to raise funds for PTO programs, and to…

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Events

BOSS at Miss Barstow Pageant

Posted  April 19, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson, Sgt. Quentin Davis, and Spc. Barnett pose with a winner of the Miss Barstow Pageant April 14 at the Ramada Inn in Barstow, Calif.  The Soldiers came to the pageant with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program to help pageant staff with setting up. (Courtesy photo)

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Underwater Easter egg hunt

Posted  April 19, 2012

  Fort Irwin kids and parents wait for the start of the annual underwater Easter egg hunt at Oasis Pool April 6. (Courtesy photos)  

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