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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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News Briefs May 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Ongoing Army & Air Force Exchange provides “You Made the Grade” coupon booklet for free products and discounted offers for students in grades 1-12, who maintain a “B” or better average. Contact the Fort Irwin Exchange at 386-1500 for information on how to obtain the booklet. Signups for Operation Kids Camp at Camp Nawakwa in…

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Days of Remembrance ceremony honors victims, survivors of genocides

Posted  May 2, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Major Nalorn Sengamphan, deputy commander and general dentist with United States Army Dental Clinic Command at Fort Irwin, speaks April 9 at Fort Irwin during a ceremony honoring victims of the Holocaust and other genocides of the 20th century. Sengamphan spoke about her experiences as a child with her family escaping the Khmer…

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Improvements made to electrical system

Posted  May 2, 2014

Photo by G.A. Volb, Public Affairs Office Personnel with Southern California Edison work on an electrical transformer during a scheduled power outage here, April 5. A scheduled power outage at Fort Irwin was completed, April 5, with major work on infrastructure improvements made to the electrical distribution system. According to Chris Sayer, Fort Irwin Directorate…

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MG Ted Martin, members of Fort Irwin community paid tribute to sergeant

Posted  May 2, 2014

A memorial service was held April 17 to remember Sgt. Shaun Morgan Young, 23, a M1 armor crewman and, most recently, driver for National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Young died after a motorcycle accident in Victorville, Calif., April 5. Family, friends and leadership were situated at the front of…

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Honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Posted  May 2, 2014

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May to recognize the history, diversity, contributions by those cultures to the United States. We pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islander people, who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. This month was chosen to…

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Bears take over Earth Day

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo by Jason Miller Public Affairs Office The command team of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria and Col. Jon Braga, have some fun at the Earth Day showing of “Bears,” here, April 22. The Exchange gave away teddy bears to the first 25 families to see the movie….

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  June 6, 2014

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than two milligrams per…

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Public notice of the 2013 Fort Irwin water quality report

Posted  June 6, 2014

  Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the 2013 Water Quality Report for the installation. CH2MHill routinely monitors for constituents in the drinking water according to…

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Water taste test tally

Posted  June 6, 2014

More than 220 people participated in a water taste survey on Fort Irwin, March 30. The taste test involved six water samples, including four from other High Desert city water systems and the Sparklets brand. Sparklets came out on top, with Fort Irwin in third; however, the installation’s water was second among city water systems….

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‘The Rock’ of refuge

Posted  June 6, 2014

  Fort Irwin’s Chapel Youth Program opened the doors to “The Rock” after a ribbon cutting ceremony here, May 14. National Training Center and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and United States Army Garrison commander Col. Jon Braga cut through a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the youth center. The post Chapel…

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