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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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Events

Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted  May 31, 2012

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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Sports

Local minor league team offers family fun

Posted  May 31, 2012

The boys of summer are back. Residents of Fort Irwin don’t have to drive all the way to LA to see professional baseball; there is a team just a little south of the installation. The High Desert Mavericks...

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Health & Safety

Stay safe when enjoying water activities

Posted  May 31, 2012

Hanging out at the pool or beach on hot summer days is a great way to beat the heat, but water-related activities come with certain risks. Don’t let an accident kill your fun this summer — know your limitations and mitigate the hazards to ensure your day in the sun and surf doesn’t end in…

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Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade

Posted  May 24, 2012

A joint color guard, including Fort Irwin Soldiers, marches in Torrance, Calif., during the city’s annual Armed Forces Day Celebration May 19. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin have participated in this...

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News Briefs May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Home run derby  Come participate in home run derby today from 4-8 p.m. at the Fourplex field across from Coyote Activity Center.  Each batter will have 15 pitches to hit as many home runs as possible.  Each participant will receive a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. wristband to show support of National Sports and Fitness Month.  Cost is…

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Maintenance key to 1-144 annual field training

Posted  May 24, 2012

If you’re a Soldier, maintenance is an essential part of your life. No matter what your occupational specialty or career field is in the Army, all Soldiers have to maintain their equipment, especially if they only get one weekend a month, two weeks a year to use it.

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin officer awarded Purple Heart

Posted  May 24, 2012

It was June 6, 2010 when an improvised explosive device detonated from underneath a paved road in Afghanistan and blasted into the air the armored security vehicle commanded by 1st Lt. Lukas Toth.

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Your new best friend is waiting for you!

Posted  May 24, 2012

Come to the Fort Irwin Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) this week for CATAPALOOZA! All CATS are 50% off = $30 or BOGO = Buy one for $60, get one free!  

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Ernest Bonner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Where do you volunteer? The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA and the community of Barstow, CA.   What do you do as a volunteer? Youth Sports Coach and Helper for Meals on Wheels   What do you get out of volunteering? The joy of passing on the knowledge I possess in the various sporting…

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