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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Aylissa Koch

Posted  June 21, 2012

1. Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Oasis Pool, Post Library and with the Red Cross Youth Group.   2. What do you do as a volunteer? I am a swim teacher aide at the pool, I help with the library’s story time (read stories and do crafts) with kids, and I participate in whatever…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Health & Safety

Tricare Online update

Posted  June 21, 2012

Several years ago, Army Medical Command launched an initiative called Tricare Online, which allows beneficiaries to book their own primary care appointments online.  The TOL system has undergone a few revisions and updates over the years.  Our local staff at Weed Army Community Hospital has worked with the national TOL folks to improve the Weed…

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NTC continues demonstrated leadership in the protection / respect for its environment

Posted  June 21, 2012

The NTC is not only the best military training facility in the world, unequivocally, it is a world leader in protecting the environment and...

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Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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Fort Irwin celebrates Army’s 237th birthday

Posted  June 21, 2012

An ice sculpture commemorates the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 June 14.

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Furry force multipliers a big hit at NTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things. She’s the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She’s a fond memory, a beacon of happiness – temporarily...

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1916th Organization Day

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a kickball game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day. Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a flag football game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day.

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Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted  June 14, 2012

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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News Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Army birthday celebration Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!  Today marks 237 years since the establishment of the Continental Army.  Come celebrate at one of the events taking place today.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Facility #1 and #2 will host a special Army Birthday lunch menu featuring kabobs, burgers, sides, and red,…

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