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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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The Commandos roll into NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is one day away from “rolling-out” for the beginning of its 14-day training at the National Training Center’s 1,000 square-mile “box.” The Commando brigade from Fort Drum, NY, will complete Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) tomorrow. The next phase of their rotation at the…

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How Soldiers can cap interest rates at six percent

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are you on active duty? Are you currently paying a mortgage or consumer debt, like a car loan, a credit card bill, or a private education loan? Did you personally or jointly with your spouse acquire that debt before you came on active duty? If your answer to these three questions is “yes,” then the…

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Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

Posted  March 24, 2012

Pet overpopulation is a sad reality in the U.S. Up to 7 million animals enter U.S. shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of this number, about 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized, and less than two percent of cats…

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Honoring our nation’s fallen

Posted  May 31, 2012

This past Memorial Day, Soldiers and leaders from Fort Irwin and the National Training Center provided support to ceremonies held in communities of the High Desert. Our commanding general...

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Can you beat 503 in bowling?

Posted  July 5, 2012

If you’ll be hanging out on Fort Irwin during the opportunity leave period, which runs through July 15, why not try your hand at a friendly, bowling contest? The Strike Zone is holding “Bowl Over the GC,” which is a...

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted  July 26, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted  August 16, 2012

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Gold Star Dads connect with Fort Irwin Soldiers

Posted  August 16, 2012

Gold Star Dads and Blue Star Mothers, originations dedicated to helping those who lost a family member or have family members currently serving, held an event Aug. 11 in Riverside, Calif., in remembrance to those who have fallen or are currently serving...

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted  August 23, 2012

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted  August 23, 2012

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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