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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Kirk Frady

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2012) — The Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. The Army expanded its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma…

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Timely contribution to Barstow social services agency

Posted September 13, 2012 by Photos and story by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community demonstrate loyalty and generosity to Barstow by donating food purchased at the Commissary....

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Samuel and Dixon “Bowl Over the GC”

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story and photos by Allison Braun

On August 30, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton shook the hands of the two Soldiers who “bowled him over” during summer opportunity leave.

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Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and suicide prevention

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Michael Duncan

Making a case for distinguishing spirituality as core of CSF

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September 11 fundamentally made the nation, U.S. Army stronger

Posted September 6, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City — the attacks changed a generation of Americans, the Army, and the world. That day’s destruction and devastation did not condemn the United States to a future filled with fear. No, this loss, as profound as it was, did not break the soul of the…

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“Inteqal” begins at the National Training Center

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Gustavo Bahena

Inteqal—transition in the Dari and Pashtu languages—is the process by which security responsibility for Afghanistan is gradually transitioned from ISAF to Afghan leadership. Current Rotational Training Unit at NTC preparing for SFAAT mission, which is vital to that process. If you’ve been around the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a while (especially old-timer…

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A chance to showcase your talent: Our National Anthem

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Ken Drylie

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Black Horse) is looking for five singers to audition in singing the National Anthem at this Year’s Hispanic Heritage Observance Ceremony, 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, at the Sandy Basin Community Center. Anyone interested should contact the Black Horse Equal Opportunity office at 760-985-4510 no later than Sept. 6. Auditions…

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Off the beaten path

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Don Ross

As a motorcyclist, taking the long way home, bypassing the interstate highways in favor of the road less traveled is something that I’ve always done and enjoyed, for the most part. It’s not the destination, but the journey—right?

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Day at the museum

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Tony Untulan

The Whistle Stop Café in Nipton, Calif. Duncan Briggs is no relic. The young, industrious volunteer enjoys helping out at the NTC and 11ACR museum What you do as a volunteer? Whatever they need me to do. What do you get out of volunteering? The satisfaction of helping others. How did you get started as…

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The place to get your thrills

Posted September 6, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

Need to get air? How about a few thousand feet off the ground? Or, do you have the need to feel the spray of river water from a Class 4 rapid?

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