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History of the NTC: Camp Irwin 1940-50

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. On Aug. 8, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range on 1,000 acres of desolate terrain in the Mojave Desert. The area was chosen because the remote location…

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Tiefort Shuttle upgrades deliver faster, better public transit

Posted July 7, 2017 by Codi Kozacek

Fort Irwin’s free shuttle service offers service members, contractors, and families an easy way to get around post – and beat the heat. The Tiefort Shuttle service is in the midst of a major modernization effort that has already cut wait times in half and will soon include the construction of new shelters at all…

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New RV Park Coming to Fort Irwin

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, Calif. ­— The U.S. Army Garrison Command Team celebrated the beginning of a new construction project that will eventually lead to an improved camping experience at the recreational vehicle park here. The full project will add 59 new RV spaces, more than doubling the size of the park. Other amenities included in the…

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(Mississippi National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb, 102d Public Affairs Detachment)
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238th ASOS at the National Training Center

Posted July 7, 2017 by emmauribe

Fort Irwin, Calif. — The 238th Air Support Operations Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, is conducting close air support at the National Training Center during the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The Meridian, Mississippi, based 238th ASOS, has members with over thirteen years of experience in the Tactical Air Control Party field. The unit…

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15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army attends National Training Center Non-Commissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year banquet

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The 15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army (SMA), Daniel A. Dailey, along with Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered at Sandy Basin Community Center to recognize excellence in 2016’s National Training Center (NTC) and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year and Soldier of the Year during…

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Sergeant Major of the Army visits 11th ACR

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(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge, 11th ACR) FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey greets Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiments’ Horse Detachment, during his visit to the 11th ACR Horse Stables, during his official visit to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 8, 2017….

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Weed Army Community Hospital receives Army Star Strong Award

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story by Courtney Taylor Photo(s) by Jalonda Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After five years of training and safety improvements, Weed Army Community Hospital received the prestigious Army Star Strong Award June 29. Held at Sandy Basin Community Center, the Army Star Strong Flag Presentation began at 1:30 p.m. with a turnout of approximately 175 people. Current Safety and Occupational Health Manager for…

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Vacation Bible School attendance soar

Posted July 7, 2017 by Jo Garrison

Army photograph by Jo Garrison Eighty-one volunteers from the Fort Irwin community come together to teach children Bible lessons with age appropriate activities during Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel, June 9. Every summer, the Religious Services Office holds a weeklong outreach program for children of the community called Vacation Bible School at Main…

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Sergeant Major of the Army visits 11th ACR

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Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey greets Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiments’ Horse Detachment, during his visit to the 11th ACR Horse Stables, during his official visit to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 8, 2017. Dailey visited the 11th ACR and Fort…

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Army brigade first to train with Secure Wireless at National Training Center

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amy Walker

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (1/3 ID) is the first unit to train with the Army's Secure Wireless capability at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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