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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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Sports

Little Majors

Posted  May 3, 2012

  Jace Henry slides into second base on a single by Sam Digati in the Fort Irwin Little League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres at Lillian Field in Barstow April 24.   First baseman Rodney Lenton reaches for a wide throw during the Fort IrwinLittle League Majors game against the East Barstow Padres…

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Health & Safety

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted  May 3, 2012

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was initiated on Sept. 24, 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. It encouraged American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. In order to maintain combat readiness, it is imperative that Department of…

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Events

Volunteer recognition ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2012

Hayley Violand poses for a photo with Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Morse and Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Fort Irwin Garrison command sergeant major and commander, after receiving the first place award for volunteering with schools during Fort Irwin’s volunteer recognition ceremony April 25 at Sandy Basin Community Center.

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Local

11th ACR conducts Basic Sniper Observer Course

Posted  April 26, 2012

“Ready… ready… fire” is shouted out over a desert firing range as Sgt. Gil Landtiser, a Soldier with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires a shot. Landtiser then confirms his shot and...

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News Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics The Fort Irwin Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics will take place Saturday at Jackrabbit Park and Coyote Activity Center.  The Olympics will start with a torch run at 10:30 a.m. and the fair will begin at 11 a.m.  Activities will include speed skating, bean…

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MEDDAC active shooter scenario

Posted  April 26, 2012

MEDDAC personnel treat a Soldier portraying a casualty during an active shooter disaster exercise at Weed Army Community Hospital April 19. Pfc. Manuel Coronel, Fort Irwin Military Police Company, peers around a corner at Weed Army Community Hospital during an active shooter disaster exercise April 19. MEDDAC personnel carry a civilian portraying a casualty…

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Local

11th ACR welcomes 20th CSM

Posted  April 26, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a change of responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton J. Reiss, 19th command sergeant major of the 11th ACR, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen...

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Sports

Senior leaders duke it out during Ultimate Frisbee game

Posted  April 26, 2012

The glistening dew of the grass is broken up by the heavy steps of the warriors about to conduct battle. The field is set, the players are ready and the game is Ultimate Frisbee. Senior leaders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment competed in a game of Ultimate Frisbee at Fort Irwin April 13. Col….

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Community Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

TODAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646. A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to…

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VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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