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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

Fort Irwin Soldiers recognized at San Diego Padres baseball game

Posted  July 5, 2012

Soldiers take the field at the nine positions while Padres players join them before the start of the game, June 24.

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Events

Exceptional Family Member Program having a good ‘ol time

Posted  July 5, 2012

Brianna Olsen gets her face painted during the Exceptional Family Member Program picnic that was held at Jackrabbit Park, June 26.

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Health & Safety

What’s in YOUR Bottle?

Posted  July 5, 2012

Many people eat one or two meals a day and consume soft drinks, juices, juice drinks, energy drinks, or sports drinks throughout the day. The first inclination is typically, ‘I barely eat anything so why can’t I lose weight?’ The reason can be fairly simple. It might be excessive calories from beverages.

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Events

Can you beat 503 in bowling?

Posted  July 5, 2012

If you’ll be hanging out on Fort Irwin during the opportunity leave period, which runs through July 15, why not try your hand at a friendly, bowling contest? The Strike Zone is holding “Bowl Over the GC,” which is a...

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Health & Safety

Public Notice of the year 2011 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted  July 5, 2012

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 U.S. Army.

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Veterans

Current 11th Armored Cavalry troopers connect with troopers past

Posted  June 28, 2012

Soldiers in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment got a chance to connect with some of the regiment’s Vietnam veterans June 13, during a tour of the regiment. The veterans had the chance to interact with current…

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Events

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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Commentary

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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Events

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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