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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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Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

2012 NCO, Soldier of Year named

Posted October 25, 2012 by David Vergun

Soldier of the Year Spc. Saral Shrestha receives his award from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 22, 2012) – Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army’s 2012 Noncommissioned…

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Salutes & Awards

Gen. Odierno visits JRTC, Fort Polk for Decisive Action rotation

Posted October 25, 2012 by Master Sgt. Eric Pilgrim

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers, Oct. 9, during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center Decisive Action training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers. Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk during a Joint Readiness Training…

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Health & Safety

Lifestyle changes part of overall plan to prevent breast cancer

Posted October 25, 2012 by Lt. Col. Crystal House

Although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Recent evidence supports the link between obesity and breast cancer risk. Thus, controlling one’s weight would also contribute to…

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Commentary

Up close

Posted October 25, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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Be safe when walking, be aware of pedestrians when driving

Posted October 25, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed nationwide every year, and an additional 85,000 to 90,000 suffer from injuries inflicted on them by a moving vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent…

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Moving in the right direction

Posted October 18, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Community members walk for Domestic Violence Awareness The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community participated in a walk in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Multipurpose Field, here, Tuesday. The event was hosted by Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, here, as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues at…

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Salutes & Awards

Disciplined, trained and ready to lead

Posted October 18, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The 16 non-commissioned officers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin who completed a Battle Staff NCO Course, Friday. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a graduation ceremony to honor 16 non-commissioned officers, who completed the Battle Staff NCO Course Friday. Command Sgt. Major William Elliott, command sergeant major for 2916th Aviation…

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