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The Commandos roll into NTC

Posted August 30, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is one day away from “rolling-out” for the beginning of its 14-day training at the National Training Center’s 1,000 square-mile “box.” The Commando brigade from Fort Drum, NY, will complete Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) tomorrow. The next phase of their rotation at the…

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How Soldiers can cap interest rates at six percent

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Capt. Nate Mealy

Are you on active duty? Are you currently paying a mortgage or consumer debt, like a car loan, a credit card bill, or a private education loan? Did you personally or jointly with your spouse acquire that debt before you came on active duty? If your answer to these three questions is “yes,” then the…

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Bob Lucas

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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What do to when your household goods get damaged in transit

Posted October 4, 2012 by Capt. Jennifer Donahue

You just arrived to Fort Irwin. You are very happy that your household goods have just arrived – finally, a bed to sleep on. As the movers are unpacking, you notice damage to your furniture. Later when you are unpacking your boxes, you notice that many items are broken. What do you do? The number…

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Gold Star Dads connect with Fort Irwin Soldiers

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

Gold Star Dads and Blue Star Mothers, originations dedicated to helping those who lost a family member or have family members currently serving, held an event Aug. 11 in Riverside, Calif., in remembrance to those who have fallen or are currently serving...

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Sergeant receives Soldier’s Medal for saving two children

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

EL MONTE, Calif. — Sgt. James B. Bennett was presented the Soldier’s Medal for exceptional heroism during an awards ceremony at the El Monte, Calif., U.S. Army Reserve Center, Sept. 8. The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to Bennett for his actions in Fresno, Calif., Jan. 28, when he and his father, James D. Bennett, saved…

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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Search and attack STX training lane scenario replicates real-life combat situations

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story by Capt. Chad Cooper

Soldiers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment replicated an insurgent training camp at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 6, in order to prepare the Rotational Training Unit for typical enemy targets they might encounter for their upcoming deployment.

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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