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Bronco Team Saddles Up For Summer Safety

Posted June 29, 2016 by Story by Capt. Jennifer N. Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As summer heats up, motorcycle riders from the Bronco Team, Operations Group, National Training Center, dust off their seats and prepare their bikes for a another great riding season here in the Mojave Desert. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leo Banaszak, whose call sign is Bronco 3B, the senior motorcycle mentor for…

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Army to keep tinkering with company-level cyber integration at NTC next month

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The Army is once again using the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., as a proving ground for the integration of cyber capabilities into smaller units.

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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Memorial Days

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San Diego, CA – The commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin officially kicked off the installations participation in Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Southern California by giving the keynote address at Miramar National Cemetery here. Maj. General Joseph Martin addressed the crowd of about 600 people during the Sunday afternoon ceremony. Before…

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A soldier’s sendoff: Ft. Irwin Commander addresses Silver Valley High grads

Posted June 3, 2016 by By Jose Quintero

BARSTOW — Cheers and the sounds of blasting confetti bombs were rampant at inside the Barstow Community College gymnasium for the 2016 Silver Valley High School graduation ceremony on Tuesday night. Things were a lot different during this ceremony compared to 28 years ago, when Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor graduated from…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Fort Irwin job fair providing opportunities

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

If you were looking for employment, the Fort Irwin Job Fair was the place to be on April 7. With approximately 35 employers attending the event, and all of them with openings, the venue of Sandy Basin Community Center here was abuzz with activity. The fair was organized by the Employment Readiness Program and Transition…

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Legal assistance office provides immigration, naturalization services

Posted May 6, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Amanda Sejba, Legal Assistance Attorney

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting and drawn out process for everyone. Fortunately for Soldiers and their families, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Defense have worked out ways to fast track this process. If you are not a U.S. citizen and have not already applied to become…

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla comes to Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by By David Johnson

Election Day 2016 is seven months away, but campaigns are in full swing in state after state. Fort Irwin voters are visiting the Installation Voting Assistance Office and Unit Voting Assistance Offices asking questions about voting, how to vote, if they should vote or if their vote really counts. On March 17, the National Training…

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DES building SRT team, partnering with agencies

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Directorate of Emergency Services selected leadership for a special reaction team and has begun a partnership with an Army National Guard military police unit to support the security and safety mission of Fort Irwin. The DES sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Randy Cheadle, stated that Capt. Dennis Johnson has been designated as the officer-in-charge and…

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