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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Posted  March 6, 2015

Gustavo Bahena Graduates of Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15: Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Gomez, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Carter, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cummings, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sentilles, Sgt. 1st Class Demetri Alston, Staff Sgt. Aaron Bascom, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo De La Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Francis, Sgt. 1st Class Judith King, Sgt….

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Reserve Soldiers train, broadcast on ‘The Heat’

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment and the 302nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment conducted battle training assembly here Feb. 6-9.

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Water purifiers hit their targets

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 968th Quartermaster Company conducted battle training assembly including range operations here, Feb. 7. The Tustin, California-based unit practiced their water purification mission and honed their marksmanship proficiencies during their two-day stay. “We’re out here doing realistic training and also trying to get more experience on the water purification systems,” said Sgt. 1st….

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Special bulletin for current and former students at Corinthian-owned schools

Posted  March 6, 2015

On Sept. 16, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc., owner of Everest, Heald, and WyoTech, for using illegal tactics to induce students into taking out private student loans called Genesis loans and EducationPlus loans. The CFPB’s lawsuit also alleges that Corinthian violated the law by harassing borrowers to make payments by…

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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted  March 6, 2015

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21.

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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11.

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Black Jack brigade finishes training

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Henrique Luiz de Holleben, Operations Group Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, plan a casualty evacuation during decisive action rotation 15-05 here, Feb. 24.   The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training…

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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted  March 6, 2015

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2.

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted  March 6, 2015

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences.

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted  March 6, 2015

Helice “Sparky” Bridges, a world-renown motivational speaker, calls for volunteers to demonstrate the Blue Ribbon ceremony to express their appreciation and thanks to others they know, during a student and community rally at Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness gym, Feb. 20.   World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth…

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