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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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Fort Irwin Conducts Red Ribbon Week

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) handed out bracelets at the Man Exchange to Soldiers, Families and civilians in support of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24. The drug free campaign of “You Only Live Once, Be Drug Free,” encourages the Fort Irwin community to take a stand against substance abuse and to educate…

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School begins and safety is a priority

Posted August 7, 2015 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

Garrison Safety wants you and your child to be safe. Use these tips to get to school safely! Traveling to and from school Walking to school Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children…

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Focused on eliminating sexual assault

Posted April 3, 2015 by By SHARP and PAO

The Department of the Army selected Fort Irwin’s deputy manager of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program here as the recipient of a prestigious honor. Captain Nicole Myers was named the 2015 DA Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. She was selected from a field of 330 Army-appointed SARCs and will compete for the honor of top SARC…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Joshua Cumming

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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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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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, family members and the Fort Irwin community joined leadership of this installation and from units for a feast celebrating Thanksgiving here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck served patrons of dining facility one, which set out a spread that included turkey,…

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Blackhorse Troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow Veterans

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 and 15. The Regimental Long Walk is a two-day, 38-mile foot march from Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow to honor local Veterans. Approximately 400 Soldiers, family members, and community residents of Fort Irwin…

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Ken Drylie

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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