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Seizing the Objective

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, travels through the city of Dezashah en route to the objective, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to…

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Senior leaders visit Fort Irwin hospital project

Posted January 4, 2017 by Brooks Hubbard IV

Cheree Peterson, director of programs, USACE South Pacific Division, and the senior executive project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin Weed Army Hospital replacement construction project, hosted the project’s Senior Executive Review Group quarterly briefing at Fort Irwin Dec. 1. Peterson also met with the senior project management team headed by…

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Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney, who presided over the change of command and is commander of Fort Carson Dental Activity. Tomsett arrives from Fort Leavenworth,…

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Paintball course opens at old golf driving range

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Splattered paint marked the beginning of a new phase in the life of an underused pitch-and-putt course and driving range here. On March 12, a crowd of about 60 mostly teens and 20-somethings saw acting garrison commander Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Esmurria initiate the paintball course, by racing through the…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Col. Todd Kimura, Commander

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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Fort Irwin Spouse Earns Full University Scholarship

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Judy Lee, spouse of a Fort Irwin Soldier, was recently awarded a full scholarship from the American Freedom Foundation and Kaplan University to pursue her dream career. “Working as a forensic pathologist is my dream job,” Lee said. After researching for online criminal justice programs, Lee came across Kaplan University. When completing the enrollment process,…

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311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted November 28, 2016 by Capt. Fernando Ochoa

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

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

A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16. The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area. Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in…

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You have to start with a dream

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony at a packed venue here, March 11. Sandy Basin Community Center was standing room only for an event that featured Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, as the guest speaker. The theme for the annual observance…

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