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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted September 2, 2016 by NTC Public Affairs

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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Fort Irwin dustoff

Posted September 2, 2016 by Barry D. Smith

The US Army’s Fort Irwin, also known as the National Training Center (NTC), occupies 1,000 squares miles of the Mojave Desert in southern California. Its harsh landscape of dry valleys and rocky mountains hosts 50,000 soldiers each year for some of the most realistic military training found anywhere on earth. Along with the realistic training…

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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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Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu actor talks at Fort Irwin about Asian experiences in America

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Hawaii-born stage and Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu, guest speaker at the National Training Center’s recent Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, spoke about his personal challenges in breaking through cultural stereotypes, as a student and as a professional actor. As amateur historian, Kusatsu also spoke about little-known contributions of Asian Americans to the United States…

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Fort Irwin Family Wins Tickets to Disneyland

Posted August 5, 2016 by

U.S. Army Spouse, Megin Stearns and children, graciously accepted four tickets to Disneyland, awarded by Purina and Nestle in support of Military Child Appreciation Month, at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 30. Stearns entered to win the tickets at a promotional kiosk near the pet food isle. “I never win anything, but thought I might…

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Watch out, stay away from Burros on Fort Irwin

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Summer, when temperatures soar and the desert landscape has dried to a crisp, the burros abound, seeking refuge on the garrison, the oasis of the National Training Center. These furry, wild, and seemingly shy animals arouse in us a sense of wonder and curiosity, but they pose a real safety concern, for us as well…

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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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Weed Army Community Hospital Commander Bids Fort Irwin Farewell

Posted June 29, 2016 by

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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Fort Irwin, NTC, Wach Celebrate Army Birthday 2016

Posted June 29, 2016 by

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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