Posts Tagged ‘featured’


Kaleidoscope a success for military spouses

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

When Kaleidoscope opened here Sept. 1, 2015, there were only eight consignors displaying and selling their home-made crafts, artworks and apparel to the community. Today the venue, located in the main Exchange lobby, has 58 individuals who have articles for sale. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who headed the store’s establishment, explained that Kaleidoscope…

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted July 9, 2016 by SFC Clinton Carroll

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office

Made-over ‘Blue Track’ field reopens for PT, soccer, football

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Leslie Ozawa

Just in time for the spring weather, Fort Irwin’s track and sports field, “Blue Track Field,” at the corner of Barstow and Inner Loop Roads reopened March 14 after a half-year and $1.6 million renovation project. The oval field inside the blue track was completely gutted out to make way for a new foundation and…

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Photo Credit: Pam Goodheart, Letterkenny

Letterkenny introduces new version of mine-resistant combat vehicle

Posted August 5, 2016 by

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A ceremony celebrating the successful production of the latest version of the RG31, a mine-resistant ambush protected route clearance vehicle, was held on July 19 at Letterkenny Army Depot. The rollout ceremony featured the latest variant of the RG31’s configuration. Among the improvements were an engine upgrade from 275 to 300 horsepower;…

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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth

Changes to retention control points providing increased promotion opportunity for mid-grade Soldiers

Posted June 3, 2016 by by C. Todd Lopez

Sergeants first class seeking another stripe saw increased opportunity during the fiscal year 2016 master sergeant promotion board, as the selection rate jumped 35 percent, from 8.4 in fiscal year 2015, to 11.8 in fiscal year 2016. Those increased opportunities to serve come as a result of projected openings in the master sergeant ranks that…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Joshua Cumming

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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Army photograph by Spec. Kyle Edwards

Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

Posted July 9, 2016 by Arpi Dilanian and Taiwo Akiwowo

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. White House officials said data shows a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015…

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