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New NTC, Fort Irwin signs installed on I-15

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

For the first time, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin have been designated together on highway signs near the off-ramps for Fort Irwin Road on Interstate 15. A crew from California Department of Transportation District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside County) installed the new signs, June 11. The signs were placed on the northbound…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by G.A. Volb

The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital here and get a better feel for the medical support provided Soldiers, families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho’s visit also…

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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated African American History Month during a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Feb. 3. The event was coordinated by Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office. The event included a video presentation, singing by Soldiers, Soldiers performing as famous…

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Fort Irwin dustoff

Posted September 2, 2016 by Barry D. Smith

The US Army’s Fort Irwin, also known as the National Training Center (NTC), occupies 1,000 squares miles of the Mojave Desert in southern California. Its harsh landscape of dry valleys and rocky mountains hosts 50,000 soldiers each year for some of the most realistic military training found anywhere on earth. Along with the realistic training…

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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled for New Year’s Eve

Posted December 30, 2016 by

Fort Irwin police will be checking driver licenses and motorist sobriety 10 p.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The checkpoint will be established inside Fort Irwin patrol boundaries that extend from Painted Rocks on Irwin Road into the garrison cantonment area.

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Posted April 15, 2017 by Jason Miller

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 8, 2017, to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today's U.S. Soldiers face in combat.

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History of the NTC: Camp Irwin 1940-50

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. On Aug. 8, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range on 1,000 acres of desolate terrain in the Mojave Desert. The area was chosen because the remote location…

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News Briefs

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2916th Christmas Toy Drive  2916th is doing a Christmas toy drive to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Collection boxes have been placed inside the Barstow Walmart (near the customer service desk) and inside the main PX in front of the old Petals and Blooms store. Donations accepted through Dec. 12. For more information contact…

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Fort Irwin hosts high-level delegations to enhance understanding of NTC mission

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — National security leaders from the private, academic and government sectors visited the National Training Center over the past two months to better understand the U.S. Army’s brigade-level readiness training. NTC hosted three separate delegations:  Congressional staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.); faculty and fellows from the Center…

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National Training Center holds inaugural Pride Month celebration

Posted July 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center held its inaugural Pride Month celebration June 20 at the Sandy Basin Community Center. The event highlighted the service of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. National Pride Month is celebrated in June each year in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall…

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