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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

Local children honored

Posted  June 14, 2012

Three art murals and two young artists were praised during a ceremony at which Fort Irwin Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton recognized the creative achievements in front of family members, Soldiers, and leadership, May 21.

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Adopt-a-pet June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Cinnabon is a 2-year-old male Chihuahua-pug mix with lots of energy and personality.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Javi Boskett

Posted  June 14, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Army Community Services (ACS) building at the corner of 3rd and G streets with Tony Untalan.   What do you do as a volunteer? I spend most of my time with clerical and administrative work such as organizing and filing papers and documents, and working…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 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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Regimental Support Squadron welcomes new commander

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio Aguto, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, hands off the colors of Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to Lt. Col. Scott McFarland during a change of command ceremony at Fritz Field June 7. McFarland took the reins of RSS from outgoing...

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Salutes & Awards

Blackhorse regiment honors distinguished troopers in honorary rolls

Posted  June 14, 2012

Col. Antonio A. Aguto, Commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, dubs 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear, Killer Troop, 2nd squadron, 11th ACR, into the Honorary Rolls of the 11th ACR at Fort Irwin May 24. Just past the double doors of the National...

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Furry force multipliers a big hit at NTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things. She’s the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She’s a fond memory, a beacon of happiness – temporarily...

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Fort Irwin celebrates Army’s 237th birthday

Posted  June 21, 2012

An ice sculpture commemorates the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 June 14.

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Health & Safety

Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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