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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Here comes the boom!

Posted June 29, 2016 by Story and photos by Sgt. William Boecker

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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Thanksgiving at the NTC

Posted December 2, 2016 by Photos and Story by Ken Drylie

The holiday season kicked off at the National Training Center with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal on November 22 at DEFAC #2 here. The meal was prepared by the troopers of the 11th Cavalry Regiment, who put out a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training…

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Growing community through gardening

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

FORT IRWIN Calif. — Thomas Jefferson may have said it best in 1811, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” This same spirit lives on in the community garden at Ft. Irwin. “The goal of the garden is to develop…

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Sergeant Major of the Army visits 11th ACR

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge, 11th ACR) FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey greets Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiments’ Horse Detachment, during his visit to the 11th ACR Horse Stables, during his official visit to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 8, 2017….

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NTC hosts visitors from business, entertainment industry

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted approximately 90 distinguished visitors during two tours of the training area here, Nov. 6 and 7. The groups were composed of people in the business and entertainment industry, said Renita Wickes, community relations officer for this installation. The NTC and Fort Irwin commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin,…

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Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted January 8, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor to the organization and community during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Dec. 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien became the garrison’s command sergeant major after being charged with that responsibility by USAG Fort Irwin Commander Col. Scott Taylor. That moment occurred…

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‘Welcome home!’

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Veterans of the Vietnam War era during an event here, March 19. On a clear, warm day, just before the start of spring, the commanding general of this Army combat training center – Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin – proclaimed, “Welcome Home!” to the Veterans during a ceremony…

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One year anniversary of community support

Posted October 7, 2016 by By Jason Miller

It’s been one year since Kaleidoscope opened here and they continue to give back to the community by offering a place where Soldiers, Families and civilians can sell their handmade crafts, spices and Fort Irwin centric items to the population. “We’re everybody’s small business, a place for the home crafter to sell their items, for…

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Save on your taxes by saving for retirement

Posted January 6, 2017 by CPT Cadence Tuttle

Tax season is rapidly approaching and we at the Fort Irwin Tax Center would like to provide some important information that may save you money on your taxes.  The tax code strongly influences the way we plan our finances and provides incentives for certain things like Education Credit which rewards taxpayers monetarily for continuing their…

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