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Doperak bids a fond farewell as WACH commander

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. Commanding General U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central and Chief U.S. Army Dental Corps, presided over Weed Army Community Hospital’s Change of Command ceremony on Fritz Field, May 23. During the ceremony, Col. Martin Doperak relinquished command to Col. Larry O. France. After serving…

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8. The community event demonstrated support for victims of sexual assault and one of this month’s national observances – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Department of Defense theme for this year’s…

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The National Training Center, Now and Into the Future

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. The United States has been at war for 16 years. The young Americans who stepped up and volunteered for service in the Armed Forces, even before the dust had settled in New…

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NTC Ops Team ensures difficult, rewarding training for 56th SBCT

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Spc. Jacob Hoffman

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted battle simulation training at the National Training Center here during rotation 18-09, Aug. 4-18. “We all have a single purpose here at the national training center: that is to ensure that they [the training Soldiers] have their hardest day out here in…

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Pressure on adversary requires refuel on the move

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Shawn Zandy

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has a reputation for being the most formidable contemporary operating environment force in the United States Army. Troopers maintain this reputation by being experts in their craft and masters in maneuver warfare as they challenge rotational training units at the National Training Center. In order for the 11th ACR to…

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Fifteen non-commissioned officers of this installation graduated from a demanding, four-week course here, Feb. 11. The NCOs – from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 916th Support Brigade and Operations Group – completed Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15, which was administered by video teleconference from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss,…

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Life as a military child

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Capt. Lisa Snow, a general pediatrician at Fort Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, is a mom of three boys. When not at work, she tries to make every minute count. One tip she gave, as a parent, is to make sure a child feels safe in their home: When they come home from school, listen…

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