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Army Chief of Staff visits cyber Soldiers at NTC

Posted May 12, 2017 by

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Burden Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley listens to a briefing from Soldiers of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade during a visit to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9, 2017. The Soldiers, members of the brigade’s Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Support to…

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Fort Irwin Tax Center offering free tax preparation

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, along with Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony here Jan. 23 marking the opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, which is now offering free tax preparation for military personnel and their dependents. Every year the Fort Irwin Tax Center provides…

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Lending a hand to temporary housing

Posted August 5, 2016 by Story & Photos by Jason Miller

For incoming Army Soldiers and families waiting for housing here, temporary lodging can be challenging. When on post accommodations are at full occupancy, service members, contractors and distinguished guest are left searching for lodging in Barstow, Calif., some 35 miles away. “During the PCS season, Soldiers and families can be on a wait list from…

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Fort Irwin hosts high-level delegations to enhance understanding of NTC mission

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — National security leaders from the private, academic and government sectors visited the National Training Center over the past two months to better understand the U.S. Army’s brigade-level readiness training. NTC hosted three separate delegations:  Congressional staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.); faculty and fellows from the Center…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, Commander

I love the mission, I love the people and I love the Mojave Desert. For those reasons, I will the miss the National Training Center as, I and my wife Stephanie, go to our next assignment in the Republic of Korea, where we will serve in the 2nd Infantry Division. I was fortunate to have…

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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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SKIES unlimited dance academy put on their Spring Recital

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The School of Knowledge Inspiration Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Unlimited Dance Academy conducted their annual spring recital, Dance Upon a Dream, in front of a packed audience at Tiefort View Intermediate School, May 12. Members of the community came amassed to watch twenty picturesque routines put on by children ranging in…

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Ridgecrest students get a taste of military life

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— About 40 students from the Sherman E. Burroughs High School got a glimpse into Army life on a tour of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin March 19. The students are part of the school’s career technical program. They had a chance to visit with Soldiers in the 11th Armored…

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Santa’s Workshop provides holiday cheer

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin Center Chapel brought smiles to children’s faces this holiday season with gifts through the Santa’s Workshop program. The program was established to assist Soldiers and their families by providing up to three gifts, a book, and a family game per child, said Delilah Wieman – a military spouse here and volunteer coordinator…

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