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519th prepares for OEF deployment at the National Training Center

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and photo by 1st. Lt. Lindsay D. Roman

The 519th Military Intelligence Task Force “Thunder” from Fort Bliss, Texas, is participating in a rotation in the National Training Center to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation New Dawn...

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Roll up your sleeves

Posted October 4, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

Artist’s rendering of the Fort Irwin Community Garden. The construction of the Fort Irwin Community Garden will take place this weekend with the help of club members, volunteers and a generous contribution from The Home Depot in Barstow, Calif. The gate in more detail. The Home Depot will be donating materials ($10,000 worth) and expertise…

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Keeping vehicles in the fight during gunnery skills testing

Posted December 20, 2012 by Capt. Chad Cooper and Sgt. Anthony Lecours

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, kept vehicles in the fight during gunnery skills testing at the range, here, Dec. 12. Mechanics recovered vehicles and fixed them if a mechanical failure occurred at the range.

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Transitional Kindergarten: Our first year

Posted July 5, 2013 by Amber Baker and Rebecca Armstrong

Being experienced teachers, we were excited about the newest grade to education, Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK. We set out with specific skills in mind that we, teachers, see year after year as areas of struggle in Kindergarten. These include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, maturity, independency, handwriting, problem-conflict resolution and many others….

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Fort Irwin chapels sustain major flood damage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Fort Irwin’s two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from the Aug. 25 storm.

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School move fosters a sense of community

Posted January 10, 2014 by Major Thomas Laybourn

Major Thomas Laybourn Volunteers gather for a photo after moving classroom materials into Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 2. On the second of day of 2014, Soldiers, family members and faculty from Lewis Elementary School and the Silver Valley Unified School District moved classroom materials from their temporary facilities back to a renovated Lewis. After…

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‘The Rock’ of refuge

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  Fort Irwin’s Chapel Youth Program opened the doors to “The Rock” after a ribbon cutting ceremony here, May 14. National Training Center and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and United States Army Garrison commander Col. Jon Braga cut through a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the youth center. The post Chapel…

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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

Posted October 3, 2014 by G.A Volb

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Youth gives donated toys to Angel Tree

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Silvia Moreno, Army Community Service Adam Wolf, 15, and his mom, Ali Wolf, delivered a load of toys for the Angel Tree program here, Dec. 13. A young man, no stranger to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, has delivered again. Adam Wolf, 15, a resident of Irvine, Calif., – and honorary…

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Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Posted May 1, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

“He was that way before the accident, and now, to see that his spirit hasn’t changed one iota, despite his disability, is just amazing. It’s just medicine for the soul,” said Lynn Thompson, Fort Irwin Exchange general manager.

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