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High Desert Warrior Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA. If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Tax tips to maximize your financial position

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Joe Acfalle

After a decade of providing tax services to thousands of service members and other qualified clients, nothing is more gratifying than sharing tax pointers to help clients maximize the tax law to advance their financial position.  Below are not just tips, but true stories from my eventful years of providing this annual service: Rental Income:…

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Garrison recognizes Fort Irwin firefighters for supporting state wildfire response

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 9,000 wildfires burned over 1.2 million acres across California during 2017. Firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department provided mutual aid support to the state by responding to the Napa Fires, Thomas Fire, and Canyon Fire, as well as providing coverage to Cal Fire in Phelan for two wind…

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Fort Irwin senior headed to Fresno State to pursue education, football

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin student-athlete E.J. Ane signed a letter of intent Feb. 9 to join the San Jose State Spartans and continue his education at San Jose State University this fall. Growing up in a military family, Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane lived in Germany,…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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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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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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Featured Photo

Posted December 1, 2017 by

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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11th ACR Leads Victorville Veterans Day Parade

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jason Miller

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Several hundred community members gathered curbside to celebrate and pay tribute to American Veterans during the 21st annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11. Leading the parade representing the U.S. Army and the National Training Center was the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment Color Guard, along with…

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Rotation Wrap-up

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U.S. Army photo by SPC Roberto Moore A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes up a defensive position. Task Force Raider had more than 4,000 Soldiers from across all warfighting functions synchronizing efforts to bring maximum combat power on the enemy during Decisive…

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