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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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Health & Safety

The importance of appointment accountability

Posted  January 10, 2014

Medical appointments are critical to the continued performance of Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The staff members of our medical facilities work hard to provide medical attention to Soldiers and family members, so it is extremely important to ensure medical appointments are kept. There are many reasons why maintaining accountability for…

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Scorpions scale Tiefort summit

Posted  January 10, 2014

The oldest Operations Group team, the Green Team, became the tallest after the unit and family members reached the top of Tiefort Mountain, here, Nov. 26.

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November and December 2013 birth announcements

Posted  January 10, 2014

Natalie Booseh – girl Nov. 6 at 3:45 a.m. 8 lbs., 3 oz. Spc. Alex Adl and Shaghayegh Yadegari Unit/Company: 51st Translator Interpreter Company Kawika David Anthony – boy Nov. 8 at 5:02 a.m. 7 lbs., 13 oz., 20.9 inches Staff Sgt. Frank and Evangeline Rodriguez Unit/Company: Operations Group Niko Dimitri – boy Nov. 8.at…

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Medics graduate with two-year degree

Posted  January 10, 2014

Five Soldiers graduated with an associate’s of science degree during a ceremony, here, Nov. 14.

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Bringing the gridiron to ‘the box’

Posted  December 6, 2013

Soldiers, Families part of FOX NFL Thanksgiving broadcast from NTC training area Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers and Family members atop an M1 Abrams tank yell out a cheer during a FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show. The show was broadcast live from a National Training Center training village before the…

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National American Indian Heritage celebration informs community about local history, culture

Posted  December 6, 2013

Courtesy Photo Joseph Jimenez and Curtis Martin, singers for the Black Mountain Birdsingers, sang during the National Training Center and Fort Irwin National American Indian Heritage Month celebration, here, Nov. 13. Five members of the Black Mountain Birdsingers sang and danced traditional songs of the Mohave tribe, which is part of the Colorado River Indian…

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Salutes & Awards

PASSING OF THE NCO SWORD

Posted  December 6, 2013

Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) takes hold of a non-commissioned officer sword from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 1. Travers became the command sergeant major for the NTC and Fort Irwin, taking on the post held previously by Command Sgt….

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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted  December 6, 2013

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria receives a non-commissioned officer sword from Col. Jon Braga during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 15. On a clear, breezy morning on this High Desert military installation, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15….

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51st TICO Soldier recounts her journey to the United States

Posted  December 6, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares her story below. Her name is not used, because of the changing political…

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