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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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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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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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Are you Desert Strong?

Posted January 11, 2013 by Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Courtesy Photo Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness is a long-term, enduring initiative that broadens the assessment and training of every member of the Army beyond the standard physical and technical abilities. Just as everyone enters the Army with a variable amount of strength in each of the dimensions of strength (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and…

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