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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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Army Chief of Staff visits National Training Center

Posted  February 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks with officers of Operations Group, here, at a working lunch during his visit to the National Training Center, Jan. 30. The Army’s highest ranking general visited with Soldiers and various unit leaders at the National Training Center during a trip to the high…

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What is the Clothesline Project?

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Clothesline Project has been used as a tool nationwide for the last 25 years to bring attention to the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence and give voice to survivors. It is a visual display of shirts on a clothesline with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by survivors and those…

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Lewis Elementary back to school

Posted  February 7, 2014

Students return to a repaired Lewis Elementary after 2013 monsoon damage. Ribbon cutting celebrates team effort during transition Gustavo Bahena On Jan. 13, children returned to Lewis Elementary School on Fort Irwin since flooding closed it August 2013. It felt like fall on Fort Irwin – with the cool, clear morning and children being taken…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  March 10, 2014

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than two milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride may…

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Adhering to pet policies benefits community

Posted  March 10, 2014

Christina Hansen, a veterinarian technician, here, holds Duke, a lab-mix that was eventually adopted by a resident of Fort Irwin. Unregistered stray pets use up resources If you’re an animal lover you’re not going to like the following number. 346. That is the number of stray animals (dogs primarily) that were brought in to the Fort Irwin…

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Public notice of membership solicitation for Restoration Advisory Board

Posted  March 10, 2014

The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of stakeholder participation in the Installation Restoration Program Process.  Therefore, Fort Irwin is soliciting interest in establishing a Restoration Advisory Board to improve public participation and involve the community in the restoration decision-making process. The RAB is intended to include community  members, who reflect the diverse interests of the local community.  The RAB will be…

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Young minds using scientific method

Posted  March 10, 2014

Pamela Harvin, Fort Irwin School Liaison Officer, judges a project during a Barstow Consolidated Science Fair at Barstow Community College, Feb. 19. Did you know that pill bugs prefer wet soil? Or that dish soap bubbles last longer than hand soap? Using the scientifc method, local students applied their analytical skills to determine those conclusions and develop their research…

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Four fun days at Spring Fling

Posted  March 10, 2014

Spring is finally here and everybody is ready to get outside for some fun!  Fort Irwin Family and MWR is bringing four days of entertainment and activities to the community, March 28-31. Join us in honoring Vietnam Veterans and celebrate the Month of the Military Child. There will be  food vendors, games and educational activities as well. For event…

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Walk-in service at TRICARE Service Center ends April 1

Posted  March 10, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries, who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, walk-in service at Weed Army Community Hospital’s TRICARE Service Center, here, will no longer be available as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. Patients of WACH still have a wide variety of secure, electronic customer service options…

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11th ACR, Japanese unit adapt, overcome for successful partnership

Posted  March 10, 2014

Troopers assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment review plans alongside soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force while training at the National Training Center in January. A battalion of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force joined Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for a first-of-its-kind training exercise at the National…

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