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What is MATES?

Posted August 4, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

As motorists enter the National Training Center at Fort Irwin it’s hard to miss the large buildings off to the East on Outer Loop Road. Most people pass them twice every day, but have no idea what their purpose is. The facility is the home of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site or MATES, and…

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“We Serve” 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

The 2015 United States Army Soldier Show “We Serve” presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym, Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended…

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Students practice the scientific method

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

A group of leadership and community members grabbed clipboards and scoring sheets to judge science fair projects at Tiefort View Intermediate School here, March 9. The 58 projects scored came from approximately 200, which were created by students from the 11 classes of fourth and fifth grade, said Brenda Clark – third grade teacher and…

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Boy Scouts visit new hospital site at Fort Irwin

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kristen R. Schabert

Members of the Fort Irwin WEBELOS Cub Scout pack 67 recently visited the site of the new Weed Army Community Hospital, still under construction, to work on a badge and learn about what is involved in building such a large structure.

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New Central Issue Facility Opens

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Central Issue Facility has moved locations with more modern conveniences and is now open for business after a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility operated under the Logistics Readiness Center provides Soldiers with modern fitting rooms, sewing support and proper uniform wearing displays in a warm and modern store like…

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Briefs

Posted November 4, 2016 by

TACTICAL AND TECH DAY NOV. 16. Fort Irwin’s annual Tactical and Technology Day will be at the Fort Irwin Event and Centering Center (Sam Adams, Bldg. 37) on Wed., Nov. 16, 1000-1400. Leadership tour is 0930-1000. This is an educational forum that all are encouraged to attend. To pre-register: http://www.FederalEvents.com/FortIrwin, click ‘pre-register’ on the left-hand…

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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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Unmanned aerial vehicle to provide battlefield intelligence

Posted September 2, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers may someday have a new set of eyes on the battlefield thanks to a small unmanned aerial vehicle so new that it doesn’t yet have a name. The “battlefield” where the unmanned aerial vehicle is currently being evaluated and employed in training exercises is the National Training Center here at…

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Fort Irwin job fair providing opportunities

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

If you were looking for employment, the Fort Irwin Job Fair was the place to be on April 7. With approximately 35 employers attending the event, and all of them with openings, the venue of Sandy Basin Community Center here was abuzz with activity. The fair was organized by the Employment Readiness Program and Transition…

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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