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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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Army Profession completes year of study, releases first report

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (April 2, 2012)– The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, known as CAPE, at West Point, N.Y., released the Army Profession campaign’s first report, today, which provides findings and…

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Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2012) — About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as “master resilience trainers,” or MRTs, and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school. The MRT course is a “teaching…

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U.S. Soldiers save Afghan boy wounded by insurgent IED

Posted  April 5, 2012

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 30, 2012) — Once in a while an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd…

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Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

Posted  April 5, 2012

FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide. Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation…

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Army launches apps marketplace prototype

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) “” The newly launched Army Software Marketplace prototype now delivers 12 mobile training appliÃ¥cations for Soldiers to use on personal phones or tablets. The publicly-facing apps were developed by Army training schools in the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Apps, or…

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Officials extend deadline to apply for ‘Stop Loss’ pay

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2012) — Service members and veterans whose military service was involuntarily extended under the “Stop Loss” program between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for special retroactive pay, and they now have more time to apply for it. Eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until…

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Club Beyond offers faith-based fun for teens, middle-schoolers

Posted  March 29, 2012

Faith and fun can go hand-in-hand, and Fort Irwin’s chapel youth group, Club Beyond, is an ever-growing example of this fact. Club Beyond participates in a variety of activities, including the “Epic Water Balloon Fight” last summer, where more than 100 teens took to Army Field with more than…

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News Briefs March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Vietnam-era veterans welcome home Fort Irwin will hold its third annual Vietnam-era veterans welcome home ceremony on Wednesday.  Events will kick off with a motorcycle parade through the installation at 10 a.m., with veterans and Soldiers riding down Fort Irwin Road, Barstow Road, Normandy Road, and Langford Lake Road to end at Army Field.  The…

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Adopt-a-pet March 29, 2012

Posted  March 29, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  All of these animals are extremely friendly and would love to have you take them home.  To…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anntoinette Mercado

Posted  March 29, 2012

What you do as a volunteer?  Vice Mayor of Coyote Springs   What you get out of volunteering?  Gratification in seeing my community coming together as one big family.   How did you get started as a volunteer?  Once moving to my community, I saw a need to do what I can to enhance my…

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