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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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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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