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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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IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted  August 9, 2012

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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MWR brings music, mulligans, and Muppets to August

Posted  August 9, 2012

This August, Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is hosting a variety of events for Soldiers and families, including the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, the inaugural Fort Irwin Golf Tournament, and the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts attend Camp Emerald Bay

Posted  August 9, 2012

Six Scouts and three adult leaders of Troop 67 went to Catalina Island for summer camp from July 8th to the 14th. At Camp Emerald Bay, each scout concentrated on one to three merit badges of their choice.

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Back to School Bash

Posted  August 9, 2012

Peter Osborn, 11, and Jonathan Osborn, 15, battle it out with pugel sticks during the Child, Youth, and School Services Back-to-School...

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Urban Master Breach Familiarization

Posted  August 9, 2012

From July 17th through 19th, the engineers from Operations Group’s Sidewinder Team conducted a class for other Observer Coach / Trainers and the 11th Cavalry Regiment’s 58th Engineer Company on urban...

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MEDDAC sponsors Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade at Irwin

Posted  August 9, 2012

On July 24, members of MEDDAC joined with Operation Homefront to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children of NTC military members.

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Army Emergency Relief program update

Posted  August 9, 2012

Are you newly PCS’d to Fort Irwin or newly married? Did you know AER can approve up to $4,000 at no interest to allow you to purchase furniture? If you do this, remember that the loan must be repaid prior to an ETS. Want to know more? Did you know that AER can authorize a…

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Birth Announcements for July 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

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1/11 Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted  August 2, 2012

Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment can finally claim the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the country they’ve been defending in uniform.

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News Briefs – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 Silver Valley Unified School District will start the 2012-2013 school year Thursday, Aug. 9. Following is a list of back-to-school events: Aug. 7 Registration at General Colin L. Powell Preschool   Aug. 8 Lewis Elementary School 2-3 p.m. Meet and Greet & Class assignments are posted   Fort Irwin Middle School…

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