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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 bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center’s senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sgt….

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State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs Officer

Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center in the garrison Resiliency Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Nov. 19. The new facility, the 24th Army Wellness Center to open across the Army since 2005, is a program of the U.S. Army Medical Command and an integral part of…

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Ken Drylie A C-130 aircraft from the US Marine Corps’ Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) practices touch and go landings at Fort Irwin’s Bicycle Lake Airfield Nov. 14. The squadron is part of the Marine Aircraft Group 11. The mission of MAG 11 is to provide offensive air support, anti-aircraft warfare, assault support,…

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Los Angeles art exhibition features the National Training Center

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A new art exhibition featuring the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is on display at the LAXART gallery in Hollywood from March 3 to April 7. The multi-channel video installation, created by Israeli artist Nira Pereg, contemplates the nature of authenticity, simulation, fiction and the theater of war. Upon entering, visitors…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif.— MWR Outdoor Recreation held Fort Irwin’s 12th annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race Saturday, April 28. Approximately 30 cyclists participated in the event, at times riding through wind gusts up to 30 mph. Contenders had a choice of three different races: a 2.5-mile route, a longer 10.5-mile trek, or the 41-mile full…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Sgt. David Beckstrom, Public Affairs

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13., The AGTS system is a cost effective way to master the basic tank gunnery skills prior to attending a live fire range. The 11th ACR can utilize this system to become better…

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

TORRANCE, Calif. — Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, California to take part in the city’s 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration. “It’s always a great event. This…

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JPMorgan Chase to pay millions in restitution, fines

Posted December 4, 2015 by Submitted by OSJA

On Nov. 2, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a stipulated judgment resolving allegations that JPMorgan Chase committed credit card debt-collection abuses against tens of thousands of Californians. The settlement specifically addresses debt collection wrongdoing that includes collecting incorrect amounts, selling bad credit card debt, and running a debt collection mill that involved…

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted June 5, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria Col. Jon Braga For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this…

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