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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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Fort Irwin CYSS scores high on inspection

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Military Child Care Act of 1989 was passed by both the House and Senate in November 1989.  The goal of the act was to improve the availability, management, quality, and safety of child care provided on military installations. Per this mandate, the Military Child Act of 1989 requires an annual unannounced program inspection of…

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Chapel food pantry program revamped

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Fort Irwin Chapel Community is thrilled to announce some wonderful new changes to the Food Pantry Program. The new program, put in place June 1, will greatly improve the chapel’s ability to provide Soldiers and family members with emergency assistance. The food pantry is funded through donations to the Chapel’s Operation Helping Hand account….

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Health & Safety

Safe Assured information available

Posted  June 7, 2012

The Department of Justice reported that nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2000 children per day. The faster the word gets out through law enforcement and media alerts, the more likely a missing child will be found safely.  Safe Assured mini-CD offers a single storehouse of information containing the following…

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Honoring our nation’s fallen

Posted  May 31, 2012

This past Memorial Day, Soldiers and leaders from Fort Irwin and the National Training Center provided support to ceremonies held in communities of the High Desert. Our commanding general...

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News Briefs May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Driver’s Education Drivers Education courses for teens ages 15-17 will take place June 4-7 in Building 1317, room 7. Instruction goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. The cost is $305 and includes 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The course also provides a DMV handbook, parent training…

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Thank you for your service and leadership

Posted  May 31, 2012

Inside a packed ballroom, seven Soldiers retired from the United States Army at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center during a ceremony, May 29. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell...

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Stepping up to a Warrior Challenge

Posted  May 31, 2012

Spc. Vargas reaches up to break a hold by Warrant Officer 1 Ronnie Grubbs, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, during Fort Irwin’s second annual Warrior Challenge Army combatives tournament...

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Join us for your next meal

Posted  May 31, 2012

Garrison Dining Facility 1 (Building 254) is staffed and operated by Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 916th Support Brigade and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building is near the Garrison Headquarters and the NCO barracks. The facility is open to all who are serving, working or just visiting Fort…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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