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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Ken Drylie

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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Army explores using cyber teams to aid maneuver commanders

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. (Army News Service) — A pilot program known as Cyber Support to Corps and Below, or CSCB, is now providing some maneuver commanders with an improved situational awareness of the information environment and tools to shape that environment. According to Lt. Col. Jon Burnett Burnett, chief of Army Cyber Command’s CSCB, cyber…

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Unmanned aerial vehicle to provide battlefield intelligence

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers may someday have a new set of eyes on the battlefield thanks to a small unmanned aerial vehicle so new that it doesn’t yet have a name. The “battlefield” where the unmanned aerial vehicle is currently being evaluated and employed in training exercises is the National Training Center here at…

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A Soldier’s Guide to Avoiding and Dealing with Common Legal Problems: Tax Scams

Posted September 2, 2016 by Ms. Jessaka Menzie

In an April 2016 publication, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning that scammers may prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS.  The IRS urged taxpayers to be diligent in protecting themselves.  The military community is not immune to the criminal tactics used by scammers to defraud taxpayers out of their money. The…

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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted September 2, 2016 by NTC Public Affairs

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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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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Lending a hand to temporary housing

Posted August 5, 2016 by Story & Photos by Jason Miller

For incoming Army Soldiers and families waiting for housing here, temporary lodging can be challenging. When on post accommodations are at full occupancy, service members, contractors and distinguished guest are left searching for lodging in Barstow, Calif., some 35 miles away. “During the PCS season, Soldiers and families can be on a wait list from…

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Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu actor talks at Fort Irwin about Asian experiences in America

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Hawaii-born stage and Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu, guest speaker at the National Training Center’s recent Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, spoke about his personal challenges in breaking through cultural stereotypes, as a student and as a professional actor. As amateur historian, Kusatsu also spoke about little-known contributions of Asian Americans to the United States…

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Fort Irwin Family Wins Tickets to Disneyland

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U.S. Army Spouse, Megin Stearns and children, graciously accepted four tickets to Disneyland, awarded by Purina and Nestle in support of Military Child Appreciation Month, at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 30. Stearns entered to win the tickets at a promotional kiosk near the pet food isle. “I never win anything, but thought I might…

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Watch out, stay away from Burros on Fort Irwin

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Summer, when temperatures soar and the desert landscape has dried to a crisp, the burros abound, seeking refuge on the garrison, the oasis of the National Training Center. These furry, wild, and seemingly shy animals arouse in us a sense of wonder and curiosity, but they pose a real safety concern, for us as well…

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