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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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Fort Irwin Resource Expo 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

Community members attend the Fort Irwin Resource Expo at Sandy Basin Community Center July 30. The annual event provides information to the community about resources available in and around Fort Irwin.

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Making Fort Irwin a community of choice

Posted  August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin has been continually growing and changing since its re-establishment in 1981. Here’s an update on some of the latest projects that are helping the community become an installation of choice:

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News Briefs – August 2, 2012

Posted  August 2, 2012

School starts Aug. 9 Silver Valley Unified School District will start the 2012-2013 school year Thursday, Aug. 9. Following is a list of back-to-school events: Aug. 7 Registration at General Colin L. Powell Preschool   Aug. 8 Lewis Elementary School 2-3 p.m. Meet and Greet & Class assignments are posted   Fort Irwin Middle School…

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1/11 Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted  August 2, 2012

Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment can finally claim the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the country they’ve been defending in uniform.

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Birth Announcements for July 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

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Horse Detachment celebrates the start of school with free show

Posted  August 9, 2012

Troopers from the Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a free cavalry show at Fort Irwin Aug 3.

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Salutes & Awards

NCO Induction

Posted  August 9, 2012

The newest noncommissioned officers of the 916th Support Brigade raise their right hands as they are inducted into the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Adopt-a-pet August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. There will be a meeting of the community garden club today at 5…

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IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted  August 9, 2012

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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