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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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Health & Safety

Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted  March 24, 2012

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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Army works to improve women’s health

Posted  March 24, 2012

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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Events

DENTAC ribbon cutting

Posted  March 24, 2012

Members of Fort Irwin’s leadership cut a ribbon at the official re-opening of the renovated Shuttleworth Dental Clinic March 14.

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Health & Safety

Kids Caught Being Safe: Cruz, Devin, James and Jasmine

Posted  March 24, 2012

Cruz Bautista and Devin Fonseca were “Caught Being Safe” on their way to school on their bikes. Both boys showed great safety skills by wearing approved helmets properly with the chin strap securely fastened. In addition, the boys dismounted from their bikes and walked across all pedestrian zones.

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Salutes & Awards

Middle School Teen Center’s Youth of the Year

Posted  March 24, 2012

Every year the Middle School Teen Center selects one Youth of the Year that has stood out to be actively involved in the community, Child, Youth & School Service’s programs, and extracurricular activities. MST is a Boys and Girls Club affiliate and takes part in this with the Boys and Girls Club annually.

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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  March 24, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Army to invest $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

Posted  March 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a media roundtable March 15, Katherine…

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Fort Irwin NOW

Posted  March 24, 2012

Community members listen to information presented by representatives from the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic and Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s kennels during Fort Irwin N.O.W. at Sandy Basin Community Center March 19. The Fort Irwin N.O.W. program provided information about community services and opportunities to newcomers.

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Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

Posted  March 24, 2012

Pet overpopulation is a sad reality in the U.S. Up to 7 million animals enter U.S. shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of this number, about 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized, and less than two percent of cats…

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Army to enforce standards, retain quality Soldiers during drawdown

Posted  March 24, 2012

FORT BLISS, Texas (March 14, 2012) — During the next five years, the Army plans to reduce the active-duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 by taking a look at who should stay and who should go. Soldiers who wish to remain in the Army will need to be committed and flexible. One in 10 Soldiers…

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