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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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Top energy, environment expert visits Fort Irwin

Posted  June 6, 2014

The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited several locations here, April 23.

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Celebrating rich culture, complex history of Asian American Pacific Islander people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Alexander Ziegler uses his palm to hit a board held by Col. Todd Kimura, commander of United States Army Dental Clinic Command here during a ceremony at Fort Irwin, May 7. Alexander was demonstrating karate skills learned in the program SKIESUnlimited. The program instructs children and youth, ages six weeks to adolescence, in…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ongoing Registration for Vacation Bible School “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” at www.groupvbspro.com. Free and hosted at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel, July 28-Aug. 1. Step back in time at “Wilderness Escape,” exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids and adult volunteers participate at the Israelite Camp, sing…

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Salutes & Awards

Remembering the Fallen

Posted  June 6, 2014

Rick Creed, a Gold Star dad, shakes hands with Col. Jon Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, May 23. Creed assisted with the installation of a fallen Soldier memorial at the Fort Irwin Town Center. Creed’s son, Cpl. Matthew Creed, 23, was killed by a sniper in Baghdad, Oct. 22, 2006;…

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Gold Star pins symbols of honor

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo courtesy of www.army.mil 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…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted  June 6, 2014

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Celebrating enduring achievements of Caribbean Americans

Posted  June 6, 2014

Photo by Kenneth Drylie, Public Affairs OfficeFounder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr. Claire Nelson (doctorate in engineering management), speaks at the 2014 Fort Irwin Caribbean American Heritage celebration here, June 4. According to the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office, the institute is the leading Caribbean American advocacy organization. Under her leadership,…

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Honoring military for 55 years

Posted  June 6, 2014

Kenneth Drylie Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, participate in the 55th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, May 17. Soldiers and civilians of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin participated in one of the largest events honoring the military in the western United States, May 16-18. The 55th annual Torrance Armed…

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Health & Safety

Sit less, move more!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition are the three pillars of the Army Surgeon General’s Performance Triad that will lead Army medicine from a healthcare system to a system for health. These three components directly contribute to our individual health and wellness, as well as to overall unit readiness and resilience. Let’s take a moment to focus…

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Fort Irwin supporting Big Bear

Posted  July 3, 2014

Pvt. Shawn Kargel, Staff Sgt. Christopher Benton, Sgt. Jerry Sanchez, Sgt. Carlos Auagaro and Pfc. Adam Stachnick of the 916th Support Brigade.   National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers and leadership participated in the annual Old Miners Days Parade at Big Bear, Calif., June 14. The 916th Support Brigade command team of Col. James…

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