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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted June 7, 2012 by Photos by Casey Slusser

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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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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Maintenance key to 1-144 annual field training

Posted May 24, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Zachary A. Gardner

If you’re a Soldier, maintenance is an essential part of your life. No matter what your occupational specialty or career field is in the Army, all Soldiers have to maintain their equipment, especially if they only get one weekend a month, two weeks a year to use it.

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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

Posted May 17, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry...

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Acquisition exec observes ‘decisive action’ training at NTC

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Kris Osborn

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets — armored security vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while yelling “enemy fire, second floor, 12 o’clock!”

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Charles Melton

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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Dragon Team slays wall

Posted May 10, 2012 by Photos by Capt. Jeffrey J. Tebo

Members of Operations Group Dragon Team, Cpl. Thomas Flood (left), Sgt. Gary Clark (right) man belay for rappelling soldiers while...

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Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted May 3, 2012 by Fort Irwin Staff Judge Advocate and Public Affairs Office

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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