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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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Public notice: Army begins third five-year review

Posted  September 5, 2014

The United States Army has begun the third five-year review (FYR) of environmental remedies undertaken at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The focus of the five-year review will be on abandoned sanitary landfill 2 (FTIR-02), abandoned sanitary landfill 4 (FTIR-04), and the troop landfill disposal site (FTIR-06). The sites are located within a…

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September 2014 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  September 5, 2014

Middle School Activities Sept. 5 Mini Weathervanes Sept. 8 Dance Off Challenge Sept. 9 Monochromatic Drawing Sept. 10 Sports Club Sept. 11 Mario Karts Sept. 12 Youth Choice Sept. 15 Foosball Sept. 16 Fine Arts Club: Pastel Sept. 17 Sports Club Sept. 18 Cosmic Mobiles Sept. 19 Work of Art Day Sept. 22 Solar Power…

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NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted  September 5, 2014

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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Fort Irwin at America’s pastime

Posted  September 5, 2014

The San Diego Padres honored Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during a game, Aug. 3. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met Alan “Tiny” Wright, a Veteran of the of the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria threw out the first pitch…

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted  September 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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Looking for a job?

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary and Exchange have many employment opportunities available.

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Irwin FC takes trophy at 2014 Defender’s Cup

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin soccer team outplayed a team from Hawaii to secure a first place trophy in San Antonio, Sept. 1. Irwin Football Club defeated Armed Forces Hawaii FC, 1-0, during the final game of the Labor Day weekend soccer tournament Defender’s Cup. The only goal in the final came from the team coach and…

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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted  September 5, 2014

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit while you are away, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may…

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