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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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Desert University is an initiative allowing Soldiers to achieve educational goals while stationed at the NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 27, 2012

The Education Center (building 1020) computer lab is available for Soldiers taking college courses under “DU.” “Desert University” is not a school, but an education initiative implemented through National Training Center Policy Letter 14. “DU” allows a Soldier two days a week, between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., to…

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America’s diversity a source of strength

Posted  September 27, 2012

Maritza Ramirez, Relocation Readiness Program Manager with Army Community Service, here, proudly displays her traditional Mexican dress. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the 2012 National Hispanic Heritage Month observance with a ceremony that saw interviews, dancing and food, Sept. 19. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,…

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Helping Military Families with special needs

Posted  September 27, 2012

Moung Saephanh(Left) and Evelyn Villalobos(Right) The military life style can be challenging. One of the many challenges is moving to a new installation, which means starting your life in a new place, meeting new people, and finding things to do. If you have a family member with special needs, making sure that individual has all…

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Fastest vehicle draw in the west

Posted  October 4, 2012

As Soldiers scrambled in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the Preposition Equipment yard at the National Training Center, they were unaware of the record they were about to break. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., hit the NTC with full force…

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Knowing your Soldiers key to identifying suicidal signals

Posted  October 4, 2012

Family members, friends, military leaders play a key role in circumventing suicide, as they are the ones who first notice a person’s struggles September is the designated National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. However, everyday should be looked at as a day of suicide prevention and awareness. This is especially true in the military community,…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  October 4, 2012

October brings national awareness to one of the leading causes of death to women – breast cancer. In an effort to bring awareness, the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee of Weed Army Community Hospital will be hosting events for the Fort Irwin community this month. To kick off the campaign, the BCAC will host a luncheon…

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Crowning moments

Posted  October 18, 2012

A group of Soldiers from 1916th Support Battalion “Desert Warriors” staffed a supporting effort for the annual Homecoming Game at Silver Valley High School, Oct. 12. Silver Valley High, the only high school in the Silver Valley Unified School District, is populated by many teenagers from military families living at the National Training Center and…

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Plot comes to fruition

Posted  October 11, 2012

Timothy Moffitt, an employee with The Home Depot at Barstow, uses a Ditch Witch to dig trenches for the irrigation system at the new Fort Irwin Community Garden, Oct. 5. Volunteers from The Home Depot came to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin over the weekend to start building a new community garden on…

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Weed Army Community Hospital partners with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – 20

Posted  October 11, 2012

Association for Professionals in Infection Control has more than 14,000 members and is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Most members are nurses, medical technologists, epidemiologists, public health professionals and physicians, who educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread. They also collaborate with other consumer groups,…

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Breast Cancer Prevention: Are we what we eat?

Posted  October 11, 2012

Research suggests that the typical American diet may be at least partly responsible for about 30 to 40 percent of all cancers. However, it is doubtful that diet alone is the “cause” or “cure” of cancer. There is no “magic bullet,” whether it is medicine, food, dietary supplements, or herbals, to prevent breast cancer. Although…

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