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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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Notarial services explained

Posted  July 3, 2014

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Salutes & Awards

Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

Posted  July 3, 2014

A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28.

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Salutes & Awards

Student receives Commissary scholarship

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary awarded a military family member a scholarship at a ceremony here, June 5.

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Students learn cake decorating art

Posted  July 3, 2014

The white creamy icing was slathered on “guinea pig cakes” with enthusiasm – much of it building up around the edges leading to sweet tempting stalagmites.

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Blackhorse takes on MasterChef

Posted  July 3, 2014

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment were featured in an episode of MasterChef, which aired June 9 on FOX.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

Posted  July 3, 2014

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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Fort Irwin at the Guy’s Choice Awards

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga (left) is shown with Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrell and actors Chris Hunnam and Mark Wahlberg at the Guy’s Choice Awards. Luttrell and Wahlberg are holding Troops Choice awards. Wahlberg portrayed Luttrell in the movie “Lone Survivor.”   Fort Irwin Soldiers mingled with Hollywood stars…

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News Briefs July 4, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Ongoing Armed forces Voters week is June 30 to July 7. During this week, commanders are encouraged to intensify efforts to contact assigned personnel, ensure they are informed of the requirements for voting, and are provided necessary information regarding voting resources. The majority of Soldiers vote via absentee ballot; therefore, it is necessary to account…

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Be aware of heat injury signs

Posted  July 3, 2014

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. During extremely hot weather the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. This happens when the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much…

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Taking care of business since 1775

Posted  July 3, 2014

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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