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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

Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

TODAY The Middle School Teen Center and School Age Services will have a summer bash from 3-6 p.m.  There will be a dunk tank, bounce houses, activities and food.  For more information, call 380-3732. A representative from Ashford University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

Posted  May 24, 2012

Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

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Fort Irwin UCMJ actions May 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

A Fort Irwin noncommissioned officer was recently convicted and kicked out of  the Army for assault and wearing unauthorized badges on his uniform.  On May 10, 2012, the military judge, Lt. Col. Michael Walther, tried and convicted Sgt. Antonio Heyward, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, of multiple  offenses at…

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Grilling Safety

Posted  May 24, 2012

SAFETY TIPS Propane and charcol BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at leaste three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup…

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Fort Irwin teen earns second-degree black belt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Aiden Hitchcock prepares to break a board with his foot while testing for a second-degree black belt in karate at Fort Irwin’s STARZ Academy building May 16. In the world of karate, Aiden Hitchcock has achieved a major milestone. The Fort Irwin Middle School eighth-grader attained the rank of second-degree black belt here May 16….

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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted  May 24, 2012

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours – Monday, May 28, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

AAFES All AAFES facilities will observe normal operating hours.   MWR ACS Barstow Outreach Center – Closed ACS, Bldg 561 – Closed Arts & Crafts Center, Bldg 976 – Closed Auto Craft Shop, Bldg 910 – Closed CDC, Bldg 1317 – Closed CDC, Bldg 4150 – Closed CYSS Parent Central, Bldg 109 – Closed CYSS…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 24, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson poses in front of a car during the Bimmerfest car show in Pasadena, Calif., May 19.  Johnson and Soldiers from Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program visited the show to promote Fort Irwin and the upcoming BOSS Cali Swag Car Show, which will take place June 23 at Fort Irwin.

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Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

Posted  May 17, 2012

All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry...

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News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sandy Basin Pool now open The Sandy Basin swimming pool is open for the summer.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The pool will be open from…

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