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WACH’s journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization

Posted October 4, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare conducted a staff assisted visit for key leaders at Weed Army Community Hospital. The purpose of the visit was to provide strategic guidance for the development of a road map to becoming a high reliability organization starting with a culture of safety self-assessment on…

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Actress Milla Jovovich visits Fort Irwin

Posted September 6, 2018 by Photo by Ken Drylie

Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment teach Hollywood Actress and Supermodel Milla Jovovich the proper techniques for clearing a room of insurgent fighters in the training village of Razish at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. Jovovich visited Fort Irwin as part of her preparations for her role in the upcoming feature film,…

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National Guard NCO’s mentor young Soldiers at NTC

Posted August 22, 2018 by Sgt. 1st Class HollyAnn Nicom

Sgt. Michael King and Sgt. Jerome Lee talk quietly with each other next to a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle on a hot, dusty afternoon in the cantonment area of the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Do Furniture Your Way

Posted August 3, 2018 by

One of my favorite things about my husband being an active duty soldier is that we get to live in lots of different parts of the country. Seeing new towns, trying new restaurants and being exposed to unique cultures are adventures that the average person does not get to experience. Along with all this wonderful…

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Bobcats on Fort Irwin

Posted August 3, 2018 by Alec Goodman

Fort Irwin is home to a variety of wildlife ranging from the overly abundant common raven, to the elusive bobcat. The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a species of cat found throughout North America, from parts of Mexico to southern Canada making it the most widespread wild cat in North America. With such an extensive range,…

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A Small Shop with a Big Personality

Posted August 3, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

Fort Irwin, Calif. — Tucked just inside of the Main entrance to the Fort Irwin Post Exchange, the Military and Civilian Spouses club operates the MCSC Consignment Shop. The small corner location is packed with items hand-crafted by Fort Irwin by soldiers, spouses and retirees. Tee shirts, wall art, hand-etched glasses and more fill the…

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916th Support Brigade holds change of command at NTC

Posted July 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After serving two years as the 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Sidney Melton relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Bradford at the National Training Center, June 20. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commander of the National Training Center, presided over the ceremony. He said that with the high tempo and demanding environment here,…

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Fort Irwin and 11th Armored Cavalry Museum closes

Posted July 6, 2018 by

The Museum at Fort Irwin closed its doors on July 1, for extensive remodeling and conversion to a “Heritage Center.” The museum, built for Soldiers, by Soldiers, opened in the early days of the National Training Center. Soldier volunteers were allowed to remodel the former dining facility and convert the space into a museum, highlighting…

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After 243 years, technology changes – Army values endure

Posted July 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — As Soldiers from the National Training Center pressed into Dining Facility #2 June 14 to witness the cutting of the ceremonial Army Birthday cake, Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater called the installation’s youngest service member to the front of the room. He asked the Soldier, Pvt. Deadrick Person of the…

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Blackhorse Regiment gives aspiring young Trooper a ride to remember

Posted July 6, 2018 by By Sgt. Justin May

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —The 11th Armored Calvary Regiment recently granted the wish of Ethan Larimer, a boy with a rare disease who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Blackhorse Trooper. With the help of the 1916th Support Brigade, the 11th ACR and Carla Averill, a family friend, Ethan’s dream was made…

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