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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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Making every moment count for Soldiers, families

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will visit Fort Irwin on Aug. 12 and 13. Muppets – including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover – will perform at the Freedom Fitness Center at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12, and at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Aug. 13. This show is for military ID holders and their…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Posted  August 1, 2014

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Posted  August 1, 2014

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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What have we done for you lately?

Posted  August 1, 2014

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

Posted  August 1, 2014

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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Back to school a special time for families

Posted  August 1, 2014

Back to school is Aug. 7 and for the children and parents of this post, it will be a time to enjoy one of life’s special moments. Our children will not be in kindergarten or second grade again. It will happen only once. That is one of the reasons leadership of the National Training Center…

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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Posted  August 1, 2014

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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Community Briefs

Posted  September 5, 2014

Ongoing Fort Irwin Veterinary Clinic: Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, in building 977. There is limited appointment availability as government owned animals are mission priority. Plan ahead and look into an off-post clinic in case an appointment is needed and clinic is booked. If a veterinarian is available, after-hour emergency services may…

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Education fair brings colleges to you

Posted  September 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Chief Warrant Officer 2 Larry Cunningham, armament technician with 699th Maintenance Company here, speaks with Winston Earle, Academy of Arts University representative, at an education fair here, July 24. Cunningham is interested in pursuing his second college degree – in photography. Fort Irwin hosted an education fair, where approximately 20 colleges, government and…

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Aviation unit receives new commander

Posted  September 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Lieutenant Col. William Garber III (left) receives the 2916th Aviation Battalion colors from Col. Matthew Ruedi during a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Garber took command of the 2916th, which is a battalion in the 916th Support Brigade, commanded by Ruedi. The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change…

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