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Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Approximately 2,000 firefighting personnel served to suppress the recent Lake Fire (which as of July 15 was 98 percent contained) in the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California. Those personnel, part of a firefighter brotherhood, included four staff from the Fort Irwin Fire Department. The department received a call for assistance in fighting the…

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NTC Ops Team ensures difficult, rewarding training for 56th SBCT

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Spc. Jacob Hoffman

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team conducted battle simulation training at the National Training Center here during rotation 18-09, Aug. 4-18. “We all have a single purpose here at the national training center: that is to ensure that they [the training Soldiers] have their hardest day out here in…

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National run for the fallen begins at Fort Irwin

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On April 7, 2018, the Fort Irwin community gathered with Gold Star families at the installation’s iconic Painted Rocks. In the shadow of New York Fire Truck 152, an artifact given to Fort Irwin after 9/11, they waited for volunteer runners to finish the first mile of the national Run for…

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Exceeding standards by enhancing dining experience

Posted April 3, 2015 by By 1st Lt. Aaron Renaud, Executive Officer and Food Service Officer

You’ve heard it, you’ve sang it: “They say that in the Army, the chow is mighty fine.” That’s a phrase from a cadence heard throughout the Army, and at dining facility 1 here, the Soldiers go above and beyond to truly make the chow fine. The DFAC staff is comprised of food service specialists, Soldiers…

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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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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Posted September 7, 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. This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link above.

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Capt. Christinea Wagner

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9. The Blackhorse Regiment and the City of Marina share a unique cavalry history….

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

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

At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella, newly married to Prince Charming, sue her stepmother for back wages for chores she…

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Tarantula Team maintains proficiency

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Photo by Jason Milller, Public Affairs Office A Soldier with Tarantula Team, Operations Group here, jumps from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah in the training area, Feb. 2. Tarantula team members conducted the currency jump to maintain proficiency. For more photos and the story turn to…

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Following NTC rotation, Brave Rifles kick off mission in Iraq

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Capt. Jason Welch

BAGHDAD — The 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” from Fort Hood, Texas, officially assumed the mission from the outgoing 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Patriots,” 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Polk, Louisiana, during a ceremony held May 28, 2018. The transfer of authority was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint…

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