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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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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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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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1916th Organization Day

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a kickball game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day. Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a flag football game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day.

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted  June 14, 2012

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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News Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Army birthday celebration Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!  Today marks 237 years since the establishment of the Continental Army.  Come celebrate at one of the events taking place today.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Facility #1 and #2 will host a special Army Birthday lunch menu featuring kabobs, burgers, sides, and red,…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  June 14, 2012

For 237 years this great Army of ours, made up of incredible individuals like yourselves, and your Families, has faithfully defended our shores and our way of living.  In this edition of “Lead 6 Sends,” I humbly ask that you join this great High Desert family of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in…

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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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