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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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Pizza time!

Posted  July 19, 2012

Fort Irwin kids work together to make a pizza at the Middle School Teen Center July 13. Pictured from left are Elizabeth Miller,Frankie Galeastrejo, Kendall Clark-Davis, and DJ Williams.

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BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Posted  July 26, 2012

Pvt. Jose Gonzales displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for “Knock Out” at BOSS Zone July 19.

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News Briefs – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy…

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Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Posted  July 26, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Volunteer Spotlight – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

TODAY Come check out the Worldwide Outdoor Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Commissary. This event features a variety of fresh food items, giveaways, and activities. It will run through tomorrow.   TOMORROW Child, Youth, and School Services will throw a Back-to-School Bash from 3-5 p.m. at the School Age Services Center, Bldg….

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Fort Irwin supports Big Bear Valley Old Miners Days

Posted  August 2, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s horse detachment color guard marches down Big Bear Blvd. during the Big Bear Heritage Parade in Big Bear Lake, Calif., July 21.

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WACH Soldiers Celebrate the AMEDD Regimental Birthday

Posted  August 2, 2012

Soldiers and Command from Weed Army Community Hospital celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army Medical Department.

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Fort Irwin Resource Expo 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

Community members attend the Fort Irwin Resource Expo at Sandy Basin Community Center July 30. The annual event provides information to the community about resources available in and around Fort Irwin.

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Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

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