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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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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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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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Mojave fringe-toed lizards ‘dig in’

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Christopher Titus, Wildlife Biologist

As the sun rises in the training area each morning, the soft glow casts shadows on uneven ground and animal tracks across the desert landscape, providing evidence of life that thrives at Fort Irwin. If you look down while walking on loose sand, you may see indentations that look like marks from a miniature pogo…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The United States Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded a decisive action rotation here in October. The Ironhorse brigade spent two weeks (Oct. 10-23) – of the four week rotation 16-01 – in “the box” or the 1,200 square miles of maneuver area of the National Training Center. The field portion…

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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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39th Chief of Staff of the Army: Initial Message to the Army

Posted September 4, 2015 by Gen. Mark A. Milley

We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation’s history. No matter where we are around the world, America’s Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment and character. We are demonstrating unparalleled competence and agility. And no matter the challenge, no matter how complex the environment, or how dangerous the situation, our Soldiers…

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New FORSCOM commander visits NTC

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

The commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Gen. Robert B. Abrams, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Aug. 19-21. Abrams observed force-on-force rotational training between the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team and the NTC’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The 116th CBCT – of the Idaho Army National Guard – is headquartered…

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Operations Group welcomes new commander

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

Operations Group received a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, Aug. 4. Colonel David Lesperance took charge of the unit after receiving the organization’s colors from the commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin. The previous commander, Col. (promotable) Jeffery Broadwater, goes to his next assignment…

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Regimental logisticians adapt to force-on-force environment

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Capt. Kimberly DeFour, Support Operations

During counterinsurgency operations in deployment areas, Army logisticians’ concept of support for maneuver units originated from the perspective of being near a forward operating base, with logistical support already in place. However, with the battlefield changing, FOB logistics is no longer a viable way to support maneuver units – including the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment…

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