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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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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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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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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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Blackhorse Association a connection to history, tradition

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Sgt. Eric Thurman

From across the country, Veterans from the Blackhorse Association, along with their families, attended a homecoming with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment here, June 12. Buses arrived mid-morning at the National Training Center and 11th ACR Museum, where Veterans were greeted by regiment Troopers, who literally rolled out red carpets for their arrival. The association…

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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Capt. Christinea Wagner

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The Fort Carson Soldiers – of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division – conducted the EDRE to prepare for…

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240th Army birthday

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(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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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted July 2, 2015 by By Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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