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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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Special Victim Counsel Program advocates for sexual assault victims

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Capt. Nick Bartholomew, Special Victim Counsel

Sexual assault is one of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s Army. As part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks, the Special Victim Counsel Program was developed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing…

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Task Force Talon soars at the NTC

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Lt. Col. Darren T. Blagburn

Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters kicked up dust on a hilltop in the Mojave Desert as Soldiers piled out, hit the ground and established security during a practice air insertion here, Aug. 20. Air insertions were just one of the tasks the 1-183rd Aviation “Task Force Talon” executed in support of the 116th Cavalry Brigade…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Michael Duncan, Suicide Prevention Program Manager

In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated that in support of this year’s…

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