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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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NTC officer recognized in fight against sexual assault

Posted  March 10, 2014

National Training Center Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Lt. Col. Heather Levy speaks on KNTC “The Heat” about the installation’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. An Army officer has won an award for superior leadership of a high-visibility program at the National Training Center that is part of an Army-wide campaign, Feb. 3. Lieutenant Col. Heather Levy…

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Health & Safety

Aiming to reduce stigma of TBI

Posted  March 10, 2014

National Brain Injury Awareness Month a time to get informed, get treatment In order for more individuals to seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries, the social stigma associated with that “invisible wound” must be reduced. That is the message Maj. Shirley Daniel, chief and program manager of the TBI/Concussive Injury Clinic at Weed Army Community…

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Army’s top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Posted  March 10, 2014

When the Army’s senior non-commissioned officer asks for opinions, it could be a once-in-a-career opportunity for Soldiers to make a difference for themselves, their unit, their family or the Army. That opportunity took place when Sgt.Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited with leadership, Soldiers, families and community members of the National Training…

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Health & Safety

Story Time teaches children about safety helmets

Posted  April 4, 2014

The month of March was a time for the nation and the United States Army to inform the public and military community that brain injuries are a serious threat to quality of life.

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March 2014 birth announcements

Posted  April 4, 2014

MEDDAC, NTC and Fort Irwin Fox James – boy March 2 at 4:30 a.m. 5 lbs., 15 oz., 19.6 inches Capt. Zachary and Sherry Wiles Unit: 2/11th ACR Adrian Paul – boy March 4 at 8:24 a.m. 8 lbs., 2 oz. Spc. Nicholas and Frances Foster Unit: 58th CEC Zaiden – boy March 8 at…

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Health & Safety

Avoid being a No Show

Posted  April 4, 2014

“No Shows” are missed medical appointments that may negatively impact your ability to access health care here. A No Show is defined as an appointment that is scheduled, but not cancelled or honored by the patient. A No Show is a lost opportunity to provide healthcare services to you and to another patient, who could…

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Get the kids signed up for preschool, kindergarten

Posted  April 4, 2014

Although the next school year is still months away, it’s time to start getting ready to enroll children in preschool and kindergarten. Colin Powell State Preschool on Fort Irwin is currently accepting enrollment packages. The school is for 3 and 4-year-old children. It is funded by the California State Department of Education and operated by…

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Events

Easter breakfast for the kids

Posted  April 4, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary would like to invite the community to a free Easter breakfast for children, April 19. The Commissary will serve breakfast to children, ages 1 -10, from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Please RSVP at 380-3560 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.) by April 17. Breakfast will include waffles or French toast sticks,…

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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  April 4, 2014

According to Sourcewire, nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Irwin Exchange is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and Families, to watch their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. Dining in the Exchange’s Fort Irwin Food Court doesn’t have…

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Water treatment plant construction update

Posted  April 4, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Fort Irwin Water Treatment Plant construction project is underway. Construction and ground placement of new water pipes will periodically occur on post and outside the cantonment area. Currently, tractor-trailer trucks will be in the vicinity of the construction site at Goldstone and Outer Loop Roads, northbound…

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