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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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Fireworks Safety

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fireworks during the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but did you know that more fires are reported on that day than on any other day of the year in the United States?  Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks.  The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday…

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Cars, cars, and more cars!

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fort Irwin community members watch a demonstration of Wild Thang, a modified 1931 Chevrolet coupe that produces flames, during the second annual Cali Swag Car Show at Coyote Activity Center June 23.

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Missoula Children’s Theater visits Ft. Irwin

Posted  June 28, 2012

Cast members of “Red Riding Hood” practice during a dress rehearsal at Ingalls Recreation Center June 22. The Fort Irwin children were part of a summer theater workshop conducted by the Missoula Children’s...

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems: a Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

BOSS Cali Swag Car Show The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host the second annual Cali Swag Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coyote Activity Center.  There will be product giveaways, photo ops with the military show vehicles First Responder Silverado and American Pride Camero, video games, a three-on-three…

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NTC/Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Posted  June 21, 2012

When I spoke to all of the senior NCOs upon my arrival, among other things, I talked about my priorities. Among them is: taking care of the Soldiers, families, and civilian employees in our community. With opportunity leave just a week away, I’m using this, my first “Lead 7 Sends” to remind our Soldiers…

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Rocket launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

A Soldier with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires a rocket-propelled grenade in the simulated town of Medina Wasl at the National Training Center June 14.  The RPG firing was part of training exercises being conducted at the NTC this month to prepare Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for a deployment…

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For 4th Stryker Brigade commander, NTC rotation all about relationships

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division aren’t deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that’s the...

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Adopt-a-pet June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Dmitri is a German shepherd mix who is about 5-6 months old.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals…

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