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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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End of era for ‘Tonight Show’ and NTC

Posted  December 6, 2013

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno hosted Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for the taping of a Thanksgiving Day show, Nov. 27.

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Fox Sports In the Box

Posted  December 6, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Ellington Releford, of the 916th Support Brigade, here, with Fox NFL Sunday commentator Eddie George asks FOX Sports network experts about his favorite team during the Fox NFL Sunday’s special Thanksgiving broadcast from Fort Irwin.   Fox Sports Girls helped NFL football fans on Fort Irwin celebrate game day during the warm-up…

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The ever present coyote on Fort Irwin and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts

Posted  December 6, 2013

A silhouetted coyote howling at the moon is an iconic symbol of the wild American West. Coyotes play an important ecological role by controlling rabbit and small mammal populations. They are opportunistic predators that also eat fruits, insects, and food discarded by humans. Over-abundant coyote populations in proximity to human settlements can lead to several…

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Great digger makes rare appearance

Posted  December 6, 2013

On the evening of Oct. 27 a badger was observed digging outside a residential fence in cantonment

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Fort Irwin Middle School ‘Students of the Month’

Posted  December 6, 2013

SUPPORTIVE LEADER: Ethan Mellinger, a 6th grader with the distinction of being September’s student of the month, works hard in class. He helps others and he helps around the classroom. He is respectful and responsible. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He is willing to help others with content. He is…

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Lewis Elementary School to reopen Jan. 13

Posted  December 6, 2013

Lewis Elementary School students will return to the school’s campus and classrooms on Jan. 13, said Jesse Najera, Silver Valley Unified School District Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services and Personnel, during a Nov. 13 town hall meeting on Fort Irwin. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Jan. 13, like on the first day…

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December school events

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tiefort View Intermediate School Common Core Night: Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m., cafeteria. Common Core Q&A and demonstration of common core instruction. The first 20 minutes will be an informational portion and the following 40 minutes will be an option to observe a math or ELA demonstration. Also, there will be an option to attend a…

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So you want to be in pictures?

Posted  December 6, 2013

Eleven National Training Center Soldiers mixed it up with hundreds of Hollywood film industry personnel and business community leaders during the annual GI Film Festival at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., Nov. 1-2.

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What to do when it’s c-c-cold

Posted  December 6, 2013

For many people, working or playing in cold weather can be a positive experience. You may feel invigorated by the bracing air and feel like doing your work with more physical energy than usual. When you work or play outdoors or in unheated structures during the winter months you are at risk for serious health…

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Local Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Dec. 13-14 Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m….

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