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Visiting a local, national treasure: Death Valley

Posted November 8, 2012 by Ken Drylie

fe With the weather turning cooler, now is a great time to visit Death Valley National Park. During the summer months, temperatures approaching 115 degrees are common during the hottest time of the year. In November temperatures in the mid 70’s are the norm. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center just underwent a complete renovation. The…

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted November 8, 2012 by Tony Untulan

Enaida Lizde Q: Where do you volunteer? A: At Family Advocacy Program under Army Community Service. Q: What do you do as a volunteer? A: I assist the Family Advocacy Program Manager in prevention and education of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse at Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison. Q: What do you get out of…

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‘Regulars’ road march to ‘The Box’

Posted November 1, 2012 by Pfc. Andrew Ingram

Sergeant 1st Class Scott Veldt, infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, briefs his Soldiers on safety and about being vigilant prior to a tactical road march at the National Training Center, Oct. 25. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat…

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Exhibiting the highest standards

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Captain Jennifer Donahue, officer in charge of Client Services (which includes Claims and Legal Assistance), accepts the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance from Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 23. Also pictured (left to right): Capt. Robert Aghassi, OIC for the…

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‘Thank you for devoting your lives to the service of our country’

Posted November 1, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Retirement Ceremony in October recognized four career Soldiers as they completed service to the nation. Chief Warrant Officer 2 William Weekley, Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Henneman, Sgt. 1st Class Gregroy Wilt and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hawn were recognized at their retirement ceremony, here, Oct. 16. The four patriots…

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Ensuring comprehensive, coordinated community support, services available to Families with special needs

Posted November 1, 2012 by Moung (Cindy) Saephanh

Soldiers stationed all over the world may have a Family member with special needs. The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to identify Family members with ongoing medical, mental health or educational needs. Soldiers with exceptional Family members (children and adults) are required by the governing authority and Army Regulation 608-75 to enroll their family…

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AUSA National Meeting, Exposition addresses topics relevant to Soldiers, Families

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The Association of the United States Army held the 2012 AUSA National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 22-24. Members of the Fort Irwin community that could not travel to Washington, were able to watch several of the sessions and forums during live broadcasts hosted by the Department of Defense Digital Visual Information System. Members…

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A nearby place where it feels like autumn

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Nestled in the hills above Yucaipa, Calif., is the community of Oak Glen. About two hours from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oak Glen is home to several apple orchards and related businesses that offer a great break from High Desert living. During the fall months, the orchards in Oak Glen are full…

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Easy, rider

Posted November 1, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Army-wide, motorcycle accidents contribute to Soldier fatalities and serious injuries during off-duty hours. Recent accident trends suggest excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience as the most common reasons. Training, leader involvement, enforcement of standards, Soldier mentorship, in conjunction with the integration of composite risk management, can assist in mitigating ongoing issues with motorcycle operations….

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Operational concept of the future

Posted October 25, 2012 by Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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