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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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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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Employer meet-and-greet

Posted  June 14, 2012

Elizabeth Hines speaks with an AAFES representative during Fort Irwin’s Employer Meet-and-Greet at Sandy Basin Community Center June 7. The event featured representatives from companies and agencies around the area and was open to veterans, transitioning military, retirees, the Fort Irwin community, and family members.

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Stryker brigade mechanic gets first taste of ‘real’ Army at NTC

Posted  June 14, 2012

Standing over the engine compartment of a Stryker fighting vehicle in the warm afternoon winds of the Mojave Desert, Pvt. Joshua Lopez is a long way from home. The intense heat, the whipping gusts throwing sand...

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Signal Soldiers get linked at NTC in for first deployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lucky to be comfortably doing their job inside air-conditioned trailers, signal Soldiers last week set up communication equipment to support training held in the hot, dry Mojave Desert. Pfc. Zachary Hunsberger...

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Workin’ at the car wash!

Posted  June 14, 2012

Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program wash cars during BOSS’ car wash fundraiser on Inner Loop Road June 7.

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Fort Irwin reaches out to High Desert small businesses

Posted  June 14, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in connecting with surrounding High Desert communities this week. The installation hosted a local small business outreach event June 12...

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Fort Irwin breaks ground on replacement hospital

Posted  June 7, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin broke ground for a new hospital to replace the aging Weed Army Community Hospital May 30. “This ground breaking ceremony sets into motion the process that will...

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Employer meet-and-greet There will be an employer meet-and-greet today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center.  This event is open to transitioning military members, veterans, family members, and the Fort Irwin community.  Come meet representatives from local employers with current openings and get guidance on their hiring processes.  For more information,…

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NTC and Fort Irwin welcome new CSM

Posted  June 7, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, hands off the non-commissioned officers’ sword to incoming National Training Center and Fort Irwin command sergeant major...

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