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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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On the cutting edge of fun

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Jason Miller

Local military kids enjoyed a trip to Inscription Canyon with the EDGE! program while touring the high desert in the Desert Discovery Tour Polaris RZR off-road vehicles, Jan. 10. “On the trip, the kiddos got a photo opportunity at the Pizka Indian petroglyphs, a local Native American historical site, and visited an old Pony Express…

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1916th Battalion’s Desert Warriors celebrate fall festival

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

On the late afternoon of Sept. 21, more than 300 Soldiers and family members of the 1916th Support Battalion and their kin took a break from training day 12 to celebrate their second fall festival at the battalion’s motor pool here. “We perform excellently in NTC and during rotations, hands down, but this is about…

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My transformation

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Fort Irwin July 4th celebration a blast!

Posted August 7, 2015 by Photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin community honored the nation’s birthday by celebrating at the “Red, White and Boom” bash on Army Field here, July 4. Leadership, Soldiers of this installation, families, civilians and servicemembers of the rotational training unit attended the extravaganza that included food, games, music, camaraderie and a fireworks display. The band “Liquid Blue” covered…

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Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African…

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the Army’s 240th birthday with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, June 14. The on-field activities encompassed a cake-cutting ceremony with Col. Jon Braga, Col. Todd Kimura and Pvt. Kareem McLeod. Kimura, commander of Dental Clinic Command here, represented the oldest…

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