Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.
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Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

From a distance, the scene on a street here certainly appeared catastrophic. Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither and, intentionally, the road to the scene had been blocked…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

Posted October 11, 2018 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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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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Greater Los Angeles AUSA celebrates Army’s birthday

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Huntington Beach, Calif — The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held their annual U.S. Army Birthday Ball on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin delivered the keynote address. In his prepared remarks, Broadwater…

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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Capt. Christinea Wagner

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The Fort Carson Soldiers – of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division – conducted the EDRE to prepare for…

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Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at NTC

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

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear (Aug. 5-6) during a visit here, Aug. 4-6. “The National Training Center is the premier training location for the…

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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may specify a telephone number…

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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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