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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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Not your dad’s duct tape

Posted  July 5, 2012

Krystal Morton, 11, and Ryann Helmers, 11, make crafts out of multi-colored duct tape during a craft project with the EDGE program.

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Lead 7 Sends – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Practically every day since 9/11, particularly this time of year, men and women, strangers, stop Soldiers to thank them for their service. Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Army Birthday, Independence Day……the past month or so has provided our country with many opportunities to celebrate…

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Adopt-a-pet July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

Chum is a pit bull who is about 5 months old. Due to housing regulations, Chum must be adopted off-post. Anchor is a 2-year-old pit bull with a sweet personality.  Anchor must also be adopted off-post. If you would like to meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the vet clinic between 2-4 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone with valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers recognized at San Diego Padres baseball game

Posted  July 5, 2012

Soldiers take the field at the nine positions while Padres players join them before the start of the game, June 24.

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Exceptional Family Member Program having a good ‘ol time

Posted  July 5, 2012

Brianna Olsen gets her face painted during the Exceptional Family Member Program picnic that was held at Jackrabbit Park, June 26.

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What’s in YOUR Bottle?

Posted  July 5, 2012

Many people eat one or two meals a day and consume soft drinks, juices, juice drinks, energy drinks, or sports drinks throughout the day. The first inclination is typically, ‘I barely eat anything so why can’t I lose weight?’ The reason can be fairly simple. It might be excessive calories from beverages.

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Can you beat 503 in bowling?

Posted  July 5, 2012

If you’ll be hanging out on Fort Irwin during the opportunity leave period, which runs through July 15, why not try your hand at a friendly, bowling contest? The Strike Zone is holding “Bowl Over the GC,” which is a...

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Public Notice of the year 2011 Fort Irwin Water Quality Report

Posted  July 5, 2012

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 U.S. Army.

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