Painted Rocks

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  • Address: Fort Irwin Rd, Barstow, CA 92311, USA, United States
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The Painted Rocks represents United States Army units from various locations and stand against an otherwise empty landscape. The pile is right next to the main gate of the Fort Irwin National Training Center and the boulders feature the insignias of the units who have trained there. Many of the rocks change from year to year, but some have remained the same. The current oldest insignia is an alligator representing Fort Hood, Texas. If you wish to know more about its history, a visit to the place is recommended.

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  • Painted Rocks Address: Fort Irwin Rd, Barstow, CA 92311, USA, United States
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  • This spot in Fort Irwin reminds me of my one of favorite experiences in the Army Reserve. A battle buddy and I were placed on a detail to support the Best Warrior Competition. The sergeant majors were really cool and the friends I met on the detail made my experience enjoyable. Wish I could say that about most of my other drill weekends.

  • Definitely a must see place especially if you have loved ones who've served in the military.

  • Fellow military who have served at the National Training Center show their pride. I consider it a National moment.

  • I love passing those rocks while leaving Fort Irwin.

  • This makes your heart swell and extremely proud to be an American.

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