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Anti-drug catchphrase still relevant

Posted November 21, 2012 by Capt. Matt Wright

The phrase ‘Just Say No to Drugs’ may seem like an old cliché from the 1980’s, but if you are a Soldier or Family Member at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, you should pay attention and take that advice to heart. Abusing illegal drugs at the NTC and Fort Irwin can have serious…

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Recognizing those who have served

Posted November 15, 2012 by Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin traveled within the High Desert and beyond to support events during the celebration of Veterans Day, Sunday. Chief of Staff for the NTC, Col. Richard Wilson, made an appearance at Mountain View Cemetery and the State Veterans Home in Barstow. The annual event at Mountain View…

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MilitaryHOMEFRONT: a good friend online

Posted November 15, 2012 by Maritza Ramirez

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, policy and guidance designed to help servicemembers and their Families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil. Here are few MilitaryHOMEFRONT key points when…

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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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‘Regulars’ road march to ‘The Box’

Posted November 1, 2012 by Pfc. Andrew Ingram

Sergeant 1st Class Scott Veldt, infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, briefs his Soldiers on safety and about being vigilant prior to a tactical road march at the National Training Center, Oct. 25. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat…

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AUSA National Meeting, Exposition addresses topics relevant to Soldiers, Families

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The Association of the United States Army held the 2012 AUSA National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 22-24. Members of the Fort Irwin community that could not travel to Washington, were able to watch several of the sessions and forums during live broadcasts hosted by the Department of Defense Digital Visual Information System. Members…

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Exchange to offer fee-free Holiday Layaway program

Posted November 1, 2012 by Exchange News Release

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Fort Irwin Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that…

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Operational concept of the future

Posted October 25, 2012 by Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted October 18, 2012 by Capt. Nate Mealy

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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Guns On

Posted October 18, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

A convoy of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles drives off to provide security for a resupply mission conducted by 2nd Transportation Company, 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The unit provided logistical support to Training Rotation 12-10 while being part of training scenarios. The 2nd Transportation Company is known for doing the heavy lifting at…

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