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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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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted February 1, 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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Army’s top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

When the Army’s senior non-commissioned officer asks for opinions, it could be a once-in-a-career opportunity for Soldiers to make a difference for themselves, their unit, their family or the Army. That opportunity took place when Sgt.Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited with leadership, Soldiers, families and community members of the National Training…

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Army to enforce standards, retain quality Soldiers during drawdown

Posted March 24, 2012 by anradmin

FORT BLISS, Texas (March 14, 2012) — During the next five years, the Army plans to reduce the active-duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 by taking a look at who should stay and who should go. Soldiers who wish to remain in the Army will need to be committed and flexible. One in 10 Soldiers…

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Trooping the Line

Posted July 5, 2012 by Photo by Casey Slusser, Training Support Center, NTC Operations

Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, and Col. Sherrie L. Bosley, outgoing commander of the 916th Support Brigade, “Troop the Line” during a relinquishment of command ceremony at Fort Irwin, June 27.

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Fastest vehicle draw in the west

Posted October 4, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn

As Soldiers scrambled in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the Preposition Equipment yard at the National Training Center, they were unaware of the record they were about to break. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., hit the NTC with full force…

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Fort Irwin Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted August 2, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Les Ozawa Fort Irwin’s new garrison commander, Col. Jonathan P. Braga (left), receives the Fort Irwin colors from Mr. Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director of Installation Management Command’s Central Region, during a change of command ceremony, here, July 11. At center is former commander Col. Kurt J. Pinkerton, whose next assignment is with U.S….

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