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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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A muddy good time

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Jeff Loper, Fort Irwin G3, runs into a mud pit during the inaugural Barstow Mud Run at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow May 12. The run raised money for the veterans home and the Barstow Kiwanis Club’s youth programs.

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11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army’s best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge...

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Relay race winners!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Members of the Desert Warriors team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking first place in the annual Association of the U.S. Army relay race from Fort Irwin to Barstow May 5. Members of the MCC 1916th team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking…

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Fort Irwin & NTC Safety Team May 2012 Newsletter

Posted  May 17, 2012

Army motorcycle statistics compared to Fort Irwin The loss of any Soldier for any reason is unfortunate and degrades our force protection.  Fort Irwin has not experienced a privately-owned motorcycle fatality since 2009.  Records indicate that we have had four motorcycle accidents so far in fiscal year 2012.  Of those four, one person was 27…

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Dragon Team slays wall

Posted  May 10, 2012

Members of Operations Group Dragon Team, Cpl. Thomas Flood (left), Sgt. Gary Clark (right) man belay for rappelling soldiers while...

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Sandy Basin pool opens tomorrow The Sandy Basin swimming pool will open for the summer tomorrow at 10 a.m.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and that no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The…

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Fort Irwin Safety Alert: Vehicle Fatality

Posted  May 10, 2012

30 April 2012: POV accident claims the life of a Fort Irwin Family Member and seriously injures a Soldier and Civilian Contractor. Inital reports indicate that distracted driving may have contributed to the cause of the accident. AVOID THESE COMMON DISTRACTORS: Talking/Texting...

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Adopt-a-pet May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Penny is a 8-month-old female short hair kitten who loves to play.  Owl is a very fluffy, brown and white female cat with lots of curiosity who is about 4 years old.  Nemo is an orange and white male tabby who is about 2 years old.  Grimsby is a 5-year-old male cat who loves to…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

THURSDAY A representative from Azusa Pacific University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information and answer questions.  For more information, call 380-4218.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome…

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VVTA NTC commuter bus service to begin Monday

Posted  May 10, 2012

The new NTC Commuter bus service, operated by the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), with service from Victorville and Barstow to Fort Irwin will start on 14 May 2012.  The Schedule and pricing information is attached.  NTC shuttle buses will continue providing transportation for Commuter passengers on established routes, no changes. The shuttle will be…

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