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Digging the Past

Posted January 6, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, CA – 10,000 years ago, the High Mojave Desert was home to Native Americans of several tribes. The ancient Mojave Desert was a much different place, it’s believed that the area was much less arid; with much more vegetation, marshes and with water filling what are now dry lakes. The identity and lifestyles…

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Mississippi Medical Detachment supports Soldiers training in California

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

The Mississippi National Guard's largest unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, comprised of about 3,800 Soldiers, is in California for combat training at the National Training Center, Fort, Irwin.

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11th ACR support National Night Out

Posted August 4, 2017 by

On Aug 1, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported National Night Out in the community of Helendale, Calif. Held the first Tuesday of every August, National Night Out events bring awareness to police programs and other anti-crime efforts. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie…

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Lantern Walk rallies Fort Irwin against domestic violence

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin’s Family Advocacy Program hosted the third annual Lantern Walk here in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 7. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, unit commanders, Soldiers, and family members participated in the event that included the signing of a proclamation, remarks by leadership and a procession of attendees through several…

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted May 1, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United…

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Sean Callahan

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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Daughter of retired NTC NCO receives commissary scholarship

Posted June 29, 2016 by

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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Boy Scouts visit new hospital site at Fort Irwin

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kristen R. Schabert

Members of the Fort Irwin WEBELOS Cub Scout pack 67 recently visited the site of the new Weed Army Community Hospital, still under construction, to work on a badge and learn about what is involved in building such a large structure.

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam War era Veterans

Posted March 3, 2017 by Renita Wickes, Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored over 500 Vietnam Era Veterans during a ceremony on Feb 11. The event consisted of a group photo at the Painted Rocks, a parade, luncheon and program. The day concluded with a concert by Blue Oyster Cult. Approximately 520 Vietnam War era Veterans came out to the…

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Letter to the Editor:

Posted June 2, 2017 by

High Desert Warrior, The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kansas, would like to thank the National Training Center and all of the Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Department of the Army Civilians that assisted with the recent 2nd Brigade, 1ID rotation (17-06).  The professional approach to the development and conduct of a unit’s NTC…

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