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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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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story by 2nd Lt. Blair Pechner

During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very Small Aperture Terminal internet connection to the Global Combat Sustainment Systems-Army in the field. The National Training Center is often used as a testing site…

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 by

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! 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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240th Army birthday

Posted July 2, 2015 by

(Left to right) Pfc. Jan Crelencia, Pfc. Jose Perez and Spc. Robert Castro stand next to an ice sculpture at the 240th Army birthday celebration in dining facility 1 here, June 15. The Soldiers serve in the DFAC as culinary specialists. Enjoying a special meal during an Army birthday celebration (clockwise, from left): Spc. Alexis…

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Multi-million dollar expansion project set for Fort Irwin’s RV Park

Posted December 7, 2018 by By David Dupree

The RV Park’s Outdoor Recreation department conducted a groundbreaking ceremony, promoting the beginning of a $6.9 million expansion project. The initial RV Park expansion construction began in 2015, with the original design capacity up to 50 RV’s. The new design capacity will bring 37 additional slots, which makes a total of 87 RVs on concrete…

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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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West Point Cadets assist with storm water management plan

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

From the lush, western banks of the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of New York City, two cadets from the U.S. Military Academy elected to enjoy their summer in the High Desert of Fort Irwin. Cadets Addison Bieger and Marshall Kobylski, both senior civil engineering majors, were here with their faculty advisor, Col. Fred…

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NTC rotation introduces conventional warfare to civil affairs teams

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Surrounded by sand and rocks protruding out of the ground like thorns, two civil affairs Soldiers prepare for a key leader engagement (KLE) mission. As the Soldiers approach an abandoned building, a four-man security squad emerges out of a dark corner to greet them. As the group moves out, an observe…

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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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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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