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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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Fort Irwin remembers Memorial Day

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Army photograph Col. Matthew Moore, National Training Center Chief of Staff address’ attendees at Mountain View Cemetery Memorial Day Service.   The singing group “Penny a Kiss” perform an “American Medley” during the Victor Valley Memorial Park Memorial Day Service.   Army photograph Members of American Legion Post 229 fire a rifle salute at the conclusion…

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311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Army Reserve photograph by Capt. Eric Connor Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), based in Los Angeles, Calif., prepare to be exposed to CS gas as they wait inside a gas chamber at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 14, 2017. A busy three-day battle assembly for Soldiers of the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army…

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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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Atomic Jazz concert brings world class musicians to Barstow

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

BARSTOW, Calif. – If you hear the word “jazz” and think “elevator music,” think again. From big band tunes to soul, a big part of the genre’s allure is its versatility, according to Barstow High School Band Director Dan Barilone and members of Barstow High’s ‘Jazztecs’. On May 10-11, the Jazztecs will host guest artists…

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Thank you military spouses, families:

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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11th ACR support to Afghanistan mission

Posted March 1, 2019 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Jan. 30, as other Blackhorse Troopers were eagerly looking forward to the four-day weekend, Staff Sgt. Ninos Zayayou and Sgt. Samiulla Khan traveled to Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos to meet with the California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Intelligence Readiness Operations Capability team. Their visit was to conduct…

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16. The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area. Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in…

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You have to start with a dream

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony at a packed venue here, March 11. Sandy Basin Community Center was standing room only for an event that featured Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, as the guest speaker. The theme for the annual observance…

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Ensuring reliable electrical power at Fort Irwin

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Leslie Ozawa

On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the outage, SCE will conduct maintenance work on its power grid. In the summer of 2013, a SCE power line fell on…

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