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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted May 31, 2017 by AP

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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National Guard Soldiers equips tactical vehicles with Duke system during training

Posted May 26, 2017 by Spec. Justin Humphreys

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard installed counter remote controlled improvised explosive devices systems, known as a "Duke", on their tactical vehicles May 22, 2017 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Engineers learn adaptability with new expeditionary construction workshop

Posted May 26, 2017 by Jason Miller

Sounds of circular saws, hammers and power drills echoed far and wide as ten U.S. Army Soldiers were taught vertical construction techniques during a five-day expeditionary construction workshop at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Students began with a briefing on safety procedures and attended a quick tool familiarization class, then quickly dove into…

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Mississippi Medical Detachment supports Soldiers training in California

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

The Mississippi National Guard's largest unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, comprised of about 3,800 Soldiers, is in California for combat training at the National Training Center, Fort, Irwin.

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106th Support Battalion sets up operational area at NTC

Posted May 26, 2017 by Spec. Justin Humphreys

Army photograph by Spec. Justin Humphreys Staff Sgt. Edward Love, the noncommissioned officer in charge of training for Company A, 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, starts a generator, helping the battalion set up its operations area May 27, 2017 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The…

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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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Roller Derby Team Promotes Strong Women

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

The crash and bash of the Heavy Arm-Her Roller Derby (HARD) Team could be heard for miles, during the third-annual Skate-a-Thon held April 1 at the basketball court near the skate park on Fort Irwin. Skate-a-Thon Raised Funds for Team Expenses and Scholarship “Our annual Skate-a-Thon is the only fundraiser we put on all year,”…

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1034th CSSB rolls out to ‘the box’

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story by Spc. Tawny Schmit

Each morning at Fort Irwin, California, the sun creeps up behind the mountains of the Mojave Desert and throws shades of fire across the horizon as Soldiers walk between clusters of military vehicles and tents. Among them are Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 734th Regional Support Group….

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Monthly CGs Orientation Run

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story/Photo by David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — New Soldiers to the installation experienced a unique orientation to Fort Irwin during a run hosted by senior leadership, April, 27. The “CGs Orientation Run” is a monthly event, guided by Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, Commander of the National Training Center, which provides a highly motivated 3 – 4 mile run…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Posted May 5, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Flaring with a menu of diverse tastes, smells, and textures, kitchens across the Armed Forces sizzle with creation around the clock in preparation for the ultimate competition, the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event. The MCACTE is held in Fort Lee, Va., March 4th through the 9th, and has served as…

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