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Focused on the battle against TBI’s

Gustavo Bahena Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O’ Kelley, chief operating officer of the UCLA Health System, sign a memorandum of agreement at Fort Irwin, March 31. Traumatic brain injury experts from UCLA and the Army convened during a TBI Summit at this installation. A highly…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.


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Salutes & Awards

Rising to the occasion

Posted  December 6, 2013

One of Fort Irwin’s very own has been selected as a finalist for the Army-wide competition, Operation Rising Star. First Lt. Derrick Bishop, executive officer of H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, will represent Fort Irwin and is one of 12 finalists announced by Army Entertainment to vie for the top spot…

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Local Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Dec. 13-14 Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m….

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Health & Safety

What to do when it’s c-c-cold

Posted  December 6, 2013

For many people, working or playing in cold weather can be a positive experience. You may feel invigorated by the bracing air and feel like doing your work with more physical energy than usual. When you work or play outdoors or in unheated structures during the winter months you are at risk for serious health…

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Events

So you want to be in pictures?

Posted  December 6, 2013

Eleven National Training Center Soldiers mixed it up with hundreds of Hollywood film industry personnel and business community leaders during the annual GI Film Festival at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., Nov. 1-2.

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December school events

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tiefort View Intermediate School Common Core Night: Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m., cafeteria. Common Core Q&A and demonstration of common core instruction. The first 20 minutes will be an informational portion and the following 40 minutes will be an option to observe a math or ELA demonstration. Also, there will be an option to attend a…

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Lewis Elementary School to reopen Jan. 13

Posted  December 6, 2013

Lewis Elementary School students will return to the school’s campus and classrooms on Jan. 13, said Jesse Najera, Silver Valley Unified School District Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services and Personnel, during a Nov. 13 town hall meeting on Fort Irwin. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Jan. 13, like on the first day…

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Salutes & Awards

Fort Irwin Middle School ‘Students of the Month’

Posted  December 6, 2013

SUPPORTIVE LEADER: Ethan Mellinger, a 6th grader with the distinction of being September’s student of the month, works hard in class. He helps others and he helps around the classroom. He is respectful and responsible. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He is willing to help others with content. He is…

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Great digger makes rare appearance

Posted  December 6, 2013

On the evening of Oct. 27 a badger was observed digging outside a residential fence in cantonment

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The ever present coyote on Fort Irwin and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts

Posted  December 6, 2013

A silhouetted coyote howling at the moon is an iconic symbol of the wild American West. Coyotes play an important ecological role by controlling rabbit and small mammal populations. They are opportunistic predators that also eat fruits, insects, and food discarded by humans. Over-abundant coyote populations in proximity to human settlements can lead to several…

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Fox Sports In the Box

Posted  December 6, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Ellington Releford, of the 916th Support Brigade, here, with Fox NFL Sunday commentator Eddie George asks FOX Sports network experts about his favorite team during the Fox NFL Sunday’s special Thanksgiving broadcast from Fort Irwin.   Fox Sports Girls helped NFL football fans on Fort Irwin celebrate game day during the warm-up…

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