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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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Follow some simple steps to avoid trouble when buying a vehicle

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Nate Mealy

Buying a new car is an exciting process. It is a serious one too. Not only does it lead to a potentially long-term financial obligation, but also requires you to wade into a system where many sales professionals capitalize on your lack of knowledge to profit more from the sale. This most often occurs through…

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Human intelligence collectors play key role in NTC training

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Capt. Chad Cooper

The role of human intelligence is growing ever more important as the enemy shift to lower tech means of communications. Human intelligence collectors, or 35 Ms at the Military Intelligence Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provide the training in tactical questioning for rotational training units at the National Training Center...

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Ghost Scouts role play with help from Blackhorse Troopers

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Adam Medina

The 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment is the Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, who came to the National Training Center in order to train their forces for Security Force Advisory Team missions in Afghanistan. The SFAT teams will act in an advisory role to Afghan Security…

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Claudette Roulo

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with each dependent on finding the best way forward in lean economic times....

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Leaders look at Army of 2020 and beyond

Posted September 20, 2012 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2012) — As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like? These questions were discussed during the Training and Doctrine Command-led “Army Campaign of Learning” Senior Leader Seminar, or SLS,…

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Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

Posted August 30, 2012 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson

Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.....

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Thank you for 113 years of service

Posted September 27, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

(Left to right) 1st Sgt. Karl Boldman, 1st Sgt. Renato Gabriel, Master Sgt. Hwa Yi, Sgt. 1st Class Juan Nanez, and Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez. Sergeant 1st Class Juan Nanez served for 20 years and is retiring to his hometown of Visalia, Calif. He plans on pursuing a career that utilizes his bachelor of…

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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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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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