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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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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

TODAY A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 26, 31, and Aug. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317. Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills. Cost is $40. For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.   TOMORROW There will be a…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: Alex Polen

Posted  July 26, 2012

Five-year-old Alex Polen was "caught" riding his bicycle safely by staff from the Garrison Safety Office! Alex was riding with his mom, Rachel, while wearing a helmet and using his training wheels to optimize safety.

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iWatch aimed at keeping eyes on Fort Irwin

Posted  July 26, 2012

Numerous cities and towns across the nation have Neighborhood Watch Programs. These are aimed at encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, unusual visitors and other out of the ordinary sights in their neighborhoods...

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Blackhorse troopers keep vehicles running smoothly

Posted  July 26, 2012

Preventive Maintenance Checks and services are being conducted by 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, to ensure vehicles are...

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Water, water, everywhere!

Posted  July 26, 2012

Danielle Flores and Jesus Gonzalez dodge an incoming water bottle during a water activity with Child, Youth and School Service’s...

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Fort Irwin combatives team heads to Armywide championship

Posted  July 26, 2012

Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment will test their skills at the Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25-28 as members of the National Training Center U.S. Army Combatives Team.

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Army, NFL collaborate on traumatic brain injury helmet sensors

Posted  July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 18, 2012) — The National Football League now wants to put into the helmets of its players the same type of sensors used by the Army to evaluate concussive events that could lead to traumatic brain injury. The Army is working with the National Football League, or NFL, to help…

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Women Soldiers test female-specific body armor

Posted  July 26, 2012

Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, with more customized...

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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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News Briefs – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School will take place at Fort Irwin’s Center Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon next week starting Monday. For more information, call 380-6310 or email fortirwinvbs@hotmail.com. To register, visit www.irwin.army.mil and click on the link to Vacation Bible School in the slideshow.   British soccer camp British soccer camp will…

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