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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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Reaching for the top!

Posted  March 29, 2012

Adam Holland, 12, looks for a hand hold while rock climbing at Coyote Activity Center March 23 as part of the Middle School Teen Center’s spring break extreme sports camp.

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Salutes & Awards

Canadians receive award

Posted  March 29, 2012

Lt. Col. Christopher M. Doneski, commander of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, presents an award to soldiers from N Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, March 23 for their work and participation during the Decisive Action rotation at Fort Irwin in March. The DA rotation featured a hybrid threat of guerrilla fighters, insurgents, criminal…

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Muslim chaplain visits Fort Irwin

Posted  March 28, 2012

Capt. Mohammed Muqsood Ali Khan, a Muslim chaplain for the 18th Airborne Corps, visited with Muslim Soldiers and civilians during a Jumu’ah, a Friday prayer service at Center Chapel March 23. Khan’s sermon discussed God’s role in the lives of Muslim Soldiers and talked about the rewards of overcoming adversity. Khan also visited with the…

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Health & Safety

Kids Caught Being Safe: The Easterlings

Posted  March 28, 2012

Sapphira, Ananias, Leoydas and Phantasy Easterling were “caught being safe” by representatives of the Garrison Safety Office. Garrison Safety was so impressed with the manner in which dad was supervising his children at play, the entire group was recognized for their diligence to playing safe. Great job…

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Close to 7,000 participate in 23rd annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted  March 28, 2012

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (March 25, 2012) “” A sea of close to 7,000 marchers were treated to a spectacular show in the sky in the form of U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team the Black Daggers during the 23rd…

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Officials offer tips to beat summer moving rush

Posted  March 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2012) “” With military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are urging service members to book their moving dates early and to remain as flexible as possible when doing so. Careful planning is vital to ensuring a smooth move, especially during the busiest…

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Wildcat Spirit!

Posted  March 27, 2012

The Fort Irwin Middle School boys and girls basketball teams take victory laps around the school March 16 to celebrate their championship wins.  During the High Desert Athletic League championship games March 10 at Victorville High School, the boys came back from a 9-point deficit to defeat Riverside Prep 38-34, while the girls defeated Riverside…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted  March 27, 2012

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 22, 2012

Posted  March 24, 2012

This Week TODAY The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information,…

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AER campaign update

Posted  March 24, 2012

Beginning January, AER added four new categories of assistance: family member dental care, basic furniture requirements, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles. These additions were made to meet the changing needs of today’s Soldiers and families. Based on feedback from AER officers worldwide, nine new categories have been added in the last two years.   Also,…

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