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History written in stone: Sam Hunter’s quest to preserve the Black Mountain battleground

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

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Salutes & Awards

Medics graduate with two-year degree

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Five Soldiers graduated with an associate’s of science degree during a ceremony, here, Nov. 14.

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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted February 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Spring is for the birds

Posted February 7, 2014 by Heidi Jo Erickson

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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11th ACR, Japanese unit adapt, overcome for successful partnership

Posted March 10, 2014 by Sgt. Erik Thurman

Troopers assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment review plans alongside soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force while training at the National Training Center in January. A battalion of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force joined Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for a first-of-its-kind training exercise at the National…

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Upholding legacy of the Cavalry

Posted March 10, 2014 by Sgt. David N. Beckstrom and Sgt. Erik A. Thurman

11 ACR Troopers earn their spurs A total of 83 Troopers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment earned their spurs in a time-honored unit event called the Spur Ride, Feb. 2-3. Although the Cavalry no longer use horses tactically, the Spur Ride remains a long-standing tradition adopted by the United States Cavalry, dating back to the days of…

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The NTC’s replicated enemy

Posted March 10, 2014 by Capt. David Miller

An 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Trooper atop an Opposing Forces Surrogate Vehicle, (OSV) awaits battle with the approaching 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during training at the National Training Center, June 2013. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has spent the last 18 months training and executing decisive action opposing force tactics, and as…

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Scouts get their sea legs

Posted March 10, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Scouts John and Steven Shopa stand on the flight deck of the USS Midway museum. Fort Irwin Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 67 continue to keep Scouting interesting for its members. Recently, Scouts “enlisted” for 18 hours in the United States Navy while spending a night on the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, according to…

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Assessing, characterizing, exploiting the site

Posted March 10, 2014 by G. A. Volb

An exercise participant packages materials taken from a suspected “chemical weapons” facility during a training exercise here, Jan. 31. Tucked in among the mountains, rock and desert landscape of the National Training Center instruction continues to challenge members of America’s armed forces and that of its partner nations. Already well known for the realism included in training scenarios and…

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News Briefs March 10, 2014

Posted March 10, 2014 by

Army Campaign During March, the country observes National Women’s History Month.  The theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created legacies that expand the frontiers of possibility for their character, courage and commitment as mothers, Soldiers, educators, relief workers, institution builders, CEO’s, and…

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