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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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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., Operations Group, National Training Center
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Bronco 71 Team Leverages ‘Unique’ Warfighting Capabilities at NTC

Posted June 29, 2016 by Story by Army Sgt.

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The National Training Center is renowned for its reputation as a tough, realistic combat training venue that prepares Brigade Combat Teams and unified action partners for a full range of military operations. Bronco Team, Operations Group, serves as the primary Observer/Controller Trainer team for coaching, teaching and mentoring BCT commanders and…

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Photo Credit: Michael Beaton, Weed Army Community Hospital Public Affairs
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Weed Army Community Hospital Commander Bids Fort Irwin Farewell

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Against the backdrop of the new Weed Army Community Hospital under construction in the distance and the bramble covered hills of the Mojave desert beyond it, Col. Jason S. Wieman, Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) Commander, turned over his command to Col. Martin Doperak Monday, June 6 during a change of…

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Photos courtesy of Mr. Reginald Williams for Weed Army Community Hospital Public Affairs (Released)
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Fort Irwin, NTC, Wach Celebrate Army Birthday 2016

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a special PRE-BIRTHDAY cake cutting ceremony at DFAC No. 1 for the general public and Soldiers June 10. Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, National Training Center (NTC) commander, was on hand to join the oldest Soldier present (the WACH’s Col. Eric Sabety) and…

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Senior Policy Advisor Visits Fort Irwin

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Senior Policy Advisor to Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Ms. Patricia Ross, met with senior leadership, talked with Army spouses and toured post facility’s here, Friday, June 16. After a short installation brief by senior leadership, Ross hit the streets of Fort Irwin and visited with spouses during a luncheon. The working lunch…

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Fort Irwin Spouse Earns Full University Scholarship

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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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Vehicle Registration in the Military

Posted June 29, 2016 by Lisa Kosek

It’s one of many questions military members ask when moving to a new duty station:  Do I have to change my vehicle registration?  Fortunately, California’s vehicle registration laws are generally very military-friendly. California Residents:  Residents of California may choose to register their vehicle in California.  In addition, your or your spouse’s vehicle may be registered…

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Fort Irwin Public Affairs photo by Leslie Ozawa.
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Daughter of retired NTC NCO receives commissary scholarship

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In a ceremony at the Fort Irwin commissary on June 23, Jennifer Grey, daughter of retired Army staff sergeant David Grey, was presented a certificate recognizing her as winner of a $2,000 Defense Commissary Agency scholarship. Jennifer was one of seven Fort Irwin military family members who entered this year’s world-wide competition, which last year…

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Movie in the Park

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Diamante Byrne

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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Blackhorse Pride

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Capt. Albert ‘Ryan’ Jernegan

FORT IRWIN, CALIF. – The 11th Cavalry Regiment was established in February 1901 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.  As the regiment was stood up, the First Colonel of the Regiment, Francis Moore, received a report proclaiming that “the men assigned have never seen a horse, horses that have never seen a man, and…

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