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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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Current 11th Armored Cavalry troopers connect with troopers past

Posted  June 28, 2012

Soldiers in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment got a chance to connect with some of the regiment’s Vietnam veterans June 13, during a tour of the regiment. The veterans had the chance to interact with current…

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News Briefs June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Red, White, and Boom! bash Come on out to Fort Irwin’s second annual Red, White, and Boom! bash on the  Fourth of July beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Army Field.  There will be live  entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks.  Tickets for the carnival games and activities are on sale at Leisure…

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Lead 6 Sends – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

To all you warriors out there (regardless of MOS, in uniform or out, DA Civilian or contract employee) you have earned this opportunity leave.  You have earned this leave to re-charge after a challenging but beautifully executed series of rotations that have properly trained Soldiers to go to combat.  Well done! Please spend this time…

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11th ACR Change of Command

Posted  June 28, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, passes the regimental colors to Col. John L. Ward, incoming commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at a…

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Operations Group Change of Command

Posted  June 28, 2012

Col. Paul Calvert accepts the colors of Fort Irwin’s Operations Group from National Training Center and Fort Irwin commanding general Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell during a change of command ceremony in front of Bldg. 990 June 25.

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Adopt-a-pet June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Dimitri is a German Shepherd-lab mix who is about 5 months old.  He’s very sweet and has lots of puppy energy.  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…

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Volunteer Spotlight: First Sgt. Douglas Wolff

Posted  June 28, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Middle School Teen center. What do you do as a volunteer? I help with projects. What do you get out of volunteering? Helping our children grow and learn is a long time desire of mine.

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Community Briefs – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 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 will 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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Burger King celebrates playland grand opening

Posted  June 28, 2012

Georg Main, general manager of AAFES at Fort Irwin, is joined by children, community members, and AAFES employees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Burger King’s new playland area June 22.

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4th Stryker Brigade paralegal on fourth NTC rotation but still learning

Posted  June 28, 2012

Riding through the sand in a Humvee away from an entry control point on the National Training Center June 11, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Davis...

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