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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Drunken Driving Convictions April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

The following individuals were convicted in the first quarter 2012 of driving under the influence on Fort Irwin by a federal magistrate judge of the United States Court for the Central District of California: Mr. William Garcia Specialist Robert Hurtado, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Private First Class Rebecca Nulph, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry…

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Crestline Elementary visits Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Second-graders from Crestline Elementary School in Barstow raise their hands to answer a question from Mark Glassy, Fort Irwin wildlife biologist, during a field trip to the installation April 5. Their visit was part of a nationwide program called STEM designed to expose children to careers in science, technology…

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Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony

Posted  April 12, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School Students reach out to high-five a veteran during the Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony motorcycle parade at Fort Irwin April 5. Veterans cheer during Fort Irwin’s Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony April 5. A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaches…

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Check out FMWR programs!

Posted  April 12, 2012

Annie and Jennifer French pose with their hats after a mother-daughter hat making class at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center in 2011.  The center offers a variety of craft classes each month for all ages.  For more information, visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com, or call call 380-3431 or visit Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road between…

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Girl Scouts donate to food pantry

Posted  April 12, 2012

Members of Brownie Troop 710 pick out canned foods at Fort Irwin’s commissary April 6 to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry at Center Chapel.  The girls used funds earned from selling Girl Scout cookies to purchase food to donate to the food pantry, as well as cat and dog food to donate to…

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Easter hops in to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Caeden Patterson, 7, Ewan Elliott, 3, Elizabeth Adler, 3, and Reeves Patterson, 3, pose for a photo Easter Sunday at Fort Irwin.             Tyler Bundt has a basket full of eggs at the Bronco team Easter egg hunt at Fort Irwin April 8.              …

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Plan Before You Sweat

Posted  April 12, 2012

Outdoor activities are popular during warm weather, but physical injuries can put you or your Family members on the sidelines during the fun. According to the U.S. Army Public Health Command, musculoskeletal injuries are a leading contributor to the estimated 25 million limited duty days logged in the Army during an average year. Many of…

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Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)

Posted  April 12, 2012

Information Sheet What is the Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)? a.  The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives” (Executive Order 13150, April 2000). b. MTBP is available for all Army employees…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar: April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

This Week Today Amnesty Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Small arms ammunition up to and including 50-caliber can be dropped off at the 759th EOD Safe Holding Area behind Bldg. 6111 at the rear entrance on South Loop Road near the intersection with Barstow Road.  Signs will be posted to…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Tour de Irwin The Tour de Irwin is a 41-mile, 10-mile and 2.5-mile bicycle race around Fort Irwin tomorrow.  All are welcome to participate or cheer on competitors.  Registration is $25 and $15 for children 12 and under.  Registration is available at Outdoor Recreation, Freedom and Memorial fitness centers, and Coyote Activity Center.  For more…

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