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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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New hospital construction to impact roads July 7-20

Posted  July 3, 2014

  Traffic flow and road accessibility will be impacted on some roads of Fort Irwin, July 7-20. Signs will inform motorists of 1) Local traffic only access. 2) Local traffic and hospital only access, and 3) Intersection will be closed. The red numbers on the map correspond to the three access levels described.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

Posted  July 3, 2014

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

Posted  July 3, 2014

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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The biggest challenge ever!

Posted  July 3, 2014

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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August 2014 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  August 1, 2014

Middle School Activities Aug. 4 “Water War” Card Game Aug. 5 Belmont Park Fieldtrip Aug. 6 Water Wars Aug. 7 Back 2 School Aug. 8 Photography 101 Aug. 11 Back to School Crafts Aug. 12 Photoshop Aug. 13 Basketball Tournament Aug. 14 DIY Stationary Aug. 15 Dance Off Challenge Aug. 18 Short Film Aug. 19…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted  August 1, 2014

Images from www. army.mil The month of August brings everyone closer to the start of school, college and the 2014-15 flu season. So why add another “to do” to the list and get our vaccinations? Because we can reduce the risk of illness when we do! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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Good nutrition improves quality of life, health

Posted  August 1, 2014

Nutrition is one of the three pillars of the Performance Triad. Optimal nutrition, together with sufficient sleep and regular activity, is essential to preventing health problems and healing both illnesses and injuries.

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Riding in comfort

Posted  August 1, 2014

Those new, shiny buses you might have seen on post can take you in air-conditioning comfort to lunch and to your next meeting. The Logistics Readiness Center here, recently introduced two new vehicles as the Tiefort Shuttles on two routes that operate Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 7:50 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. Besides…

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Shuttle available to off-post hospitals

Posted  August 1, 2014

Fort Irwin Logistics Readiness Center operates a medical shuttle weekdays (except on federal holidays) to outlying hospitals in San Diego, Camp Pendleton and Loma Linda. All active duty personnel are eligible to be transported. Family members and military retirees may ride on a space-available basis. All reservations must be received before 2 p.m. for the…

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What is the Special Victim Counsel?

Posted  August 1, 2014

Courtesy photo The Fort Irwin SHARP Team partnered with the Marine Corp Logistics Base SHARP Team for the “NO More” 5k event. The Special Victims Counsel is a legal assistance attorney who has received special training to provide legal representation to victims of sexual assault. At this time, Active Duty military members, their adult dependents,…

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