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Events

NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted June 1, 2018 by Codi Kozacek

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.

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150th anniversary of Memorial Day

Posted June 1, 2018 by emmauribe

Monday May 28 marked the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. In honor of those Americans who have fallen in battle, leaders from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin attended memorial events throughout Southern California. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the NTC was the keynote speaker at an event at Mount Soledad National…

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Holocaust survivor shares his story at Fort Irwin Days of Remembrance

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin held a Days of Remembrance ceremony April 25 to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Guest speaker Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, was 10 years old when the Nazis came to Krakow, Poland, where he lived with his parents and four siblings. “Life of course changed when…

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin May, PAO, 11th ACR)
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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

TORRANCE, Calif. — Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, California to take part in the city’s 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration. “It’s always a great event. This…

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Graduating seniors encouraged to reach for “endless opportunities”

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

BARSTOW, Calif. — Sixty-three graduating seniors from Silver Valley High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas May 22. Speakers at the school’s 39th commencement urged the Class of 2018 to make a positive impact wherever they reside. “We really made the most of our resources here,” said valedictorian Lydia Liu.  “We are…

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Codi Kozacek
Local

High Desert Farmers Market serves up local food in Victorville

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — On a Thursday morning, the High Desert Farmers Market at Victor Valley College bustles with a festival air. It is savory with the scent of empanadas and strung together by a hum of English and Spanish.  Under a parade of crisp white tents, growers from across the High Desert and Southern California…

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Codi Kozacek
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Livin’ it up on Irwin Island: Beach Bash celebration kicks off summer

Posted June 1, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a…

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Dancing together, Fort Irwin Pacific Islander community shares the joy of home

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Sandy Basin Community Center came alive with the music and dance of the Pacific Islands during Fort Irwin’s Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration May 23. The dances were choreographed and performed by members of Toa O Samoa, a homegrown dance group comprised of active duty service members, retirees,…

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Health & Safety

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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