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Mass casualty training at NTC provides critical experience for medics

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

The Soldiers at FOB Denver were hammered with a mock artillery attack, which occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and lasted almost 10 minutes - an unwelcome surprise designed to test the units ability to triage mass casualties....

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519th prepares for OEF deployment at the National Training Center

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and photo by 1st. Lt. Lindsay D. Roman

The 519th Military Intelligence Task Force “Thunder” from Fort Bliss, Texas, is participating in a rotation in the National Training Center to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn...

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and Photos by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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Lead 7 Sends – August 17, 2012

Posted August 16, 2012 by CSM Lehr

We all communicate every day – but we sometimes don’t communicate effectively. When was the last time you texted one of your Soldiers? Is sending a text message a reliable form of communication? Is sending an email effective? What about a phone call?

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Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Antwaun Parrish

Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn’t her fate as she makes her mark on the Army....

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Mississippi National Guard Special Forces boat teams rescue residents post-Hurricane Isaac

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Staff SGT. David Hamann

Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard responded to Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the Mississippi gulf coast beginning Aug. 29, by patrolling the flooded areas of Hancock County in their zodiac inflatable boats.

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Do It Yourself and Save

Posted September 6, 2012 by

Brake maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups are all important, but the cost can add up fast. One way to save a little cash is to do it yourself, and a great place to work on the car is the Fort Irwin Auto Craft Shop.

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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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Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Lisa J. Neidinger

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited here, Sept. 11. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured the Exchange, met with Fort Irwin personnel and addressed Exchange-related issues here. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense with a retail mission to…

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Committed to your children

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Patti Baer

Lewis Elementary remains on Program Improvement status, but we’re dedicated to focusing on each child As many of you are aware, recent state test results at Lewis Elementary resulted in the school being placed in Program Improvement status in the 2011-2012 school year. Based on the measurements of No Child Left Behind, schools that fail…

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