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Pyrotechnic expert having a blast supporting NTC

Posted August 1, 2014 by G. A. Volb

In the distance a mushroom cloud filled with fire, smoke and debris erupts just outside a small town in the middle of the Mojave Desert; the faint sound of voices can be heard and the outline of people moving about – quickly – can be seen.

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Blackhorse regiment honored for exceptional safety

Posted August 1, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received two significant safety awards during a ceremony here, June 30.

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Nation’s birthday celebration at Fort Irwin

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Fort Irwin community members enjoying the celebration on Army Field.   Participants climb a wall at the “Mud and Guts Run.”   Participants traverse a mud pit.   Fort Irwin Unites States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga gives Danny “Count” Koker a plaque during the “Red, White and Boom” celebration, July 2. Koker and…

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Special Victim Counsel Program update

Posted August 1, 2014 by Capt. Joseph Galli

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New commander arrives to MEDDAC

Posted August 1, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Col. Jason Wieman   United States Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Irwin welcomed Col. Jason Wieman as its new commander during a change of command ceremony here, May 30. Commander of Western Regional Medical Command, Brig. Gen. John Cho, presided over the ceremony, where he received the organizational colors from outgoing commander Col. Cheryl…

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Posted August 1, 2014 by Sgt. Erik Thurman

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

Posted August 1, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.

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Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

Posted August 1, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center’s Operations Group has a new commander. Colonel Jeffery Broadwater took command of the battalion-size unit during a ceremony, July 1.

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Health & Safety

Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted August 1, 2014 by NTC SHARP Program

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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Warrior Renew: A unique trauma recovery program for sexual assault survivors

Posted August 1, 2014 by NTC SHARP Program

The Fort Irwin SHARP program is teaming up with MEDDAC to implement a six-week, full-time trauma recovery program for active duty servicemembers and dependents, who are survivors of sexual assault – the first of its kind in an active duty setting. The Warrior Renew Program uses an integrated curriculum specifically designed to address the unique…

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