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171st MCC in charge of safe, efficient movement of personnel, equipment to NTC

Posted August 30, 2012 by Ken Drylie

A Soldier with 171st Movement Control Company, 1916th Support Battalion of the 916th Support Brigade, directs the off-loading of a vehicle at Marine Corps Logistic Base in Yermo, Calif., Aug. 24. The movement of vehicles and equipment for NTC Rotational Training Units is coordinated by the 171st MCC. In the hot, dusty rail-yard at the…

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted January 11, 2013 by Army Emergency Relief Program

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Top Army NCO to NTC Soldiers: trust, respect essential to Army profession

Posted March 10, 2014 by By Gustavo Bahena

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) speaks with Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the National Training Center, Feb. 20. The unit provides a realistic opposition to rotational training units during two weeks in “the box” – the 1,200 square miles of varied terrain at the NTC. The contemporary…

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916th Support Brigade commander bids farewell

Posted July 5, 2012 by Gus Bahena

Colonel Sherrie L. Bosley relinquished command of the 916th Support Brigade during a ceremony at the main helipad on Fort Irwin, June 27. The 916th will be commanded on an interim basis by the unit’s...

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Use that GI Bill money

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jason Miller

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted April 26, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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IEDs no match for the CREW system

Posted August 9, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

One of the most prevalent threats to Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are improvised explosive devices, and the Army utilizes many strategies to counter them. The use of body armor and battle drills are common...

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October NTC training prepared National Guard units for upcoming mission in Afghanistan

Posted November 8, 2012 by Sgt. Vannessa L. Josey

More than 500 National Guard Soldiers recently completed the last step of their mobilization training in preparation for their upcoming Security Forces Assistance Advisor Team mission in Afghanistan.

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The CTC Program

Posted October 4, 2013 by Col. Michael Barbee

There are three Army Combat Training Centers which serve as premier leader development and collective training venues in the world – the largest being the National Training Center, here.

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Dragon Team Red conducts platoon training

Posted May 31, 2012 by Story and photos by Capt. Jeffrey J. Tebo

Cavalry scout Soldiers of the Dragon Live Fire training team tackled the grenade assault course and re-acquainted themselves with medium and heavy machine guns from May 22-24, 2012, on the road to conducting a platoon live fire exercise.

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