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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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Burros on Fort Irwin

Posted July 6, 2018 by Kelsey Bedford

Feral donkeys, or “burros”, were first brought to the mainland of North America by the Spanish in the 1500s. Burros were used primarily as pack animals and are still economically important today in undeveloped areas. Burros can be found on public and private lands in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah andOregon.  When they occur on federal…

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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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3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division goes to the National Training Center

Posted June 29, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Felicia Jagdatt

Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division completed a month-long decisive action training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., June 16, 2018.

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A deep space communications hub in desert

Posted June 15, 2018 by

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Raising a blended family like a boss

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Bonnie Conrad

Do you know what is great about having a blended family? My son has the honor of having two amazing men in his life, his biological father and my husband. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I love sharing my family’s story. Co-parenting is never easy, and it is something that a lot of…

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Graduating seniors encouraged to reach for “endless opportunities”

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

BARSTOW, Calif. — Sixty-three graduating seniors from Silver Valley High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas May 22. Speakers at the school’s 39th commencement urged the Class of 2018 to make a positive impact wherever they reside. “We really made the most of our resources here,” said valedictorian Lydia Liu.  “We are…

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High Desert Farmers Market serves up local food in Victorville

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — On a Thursday morning, the High Desert Farmers Market at Victor Valley College bustles with a festival air. It is savory with the scent of empanadas and strung together by a hum of English and Spanish.  Under a parade of crisp white tents, growers from across the High Desert and Southern California…

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