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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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News Briefs October 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Ongoing The AFAP Conference is an annual event where Soldiers, family members and civilians discuss issues submitted by the community, and recommend solutions. Local issues may be sent to higher levels for review and resolution. Conferences are held at installations Army-wide and have resulted in 128 pieces of legislation in 31 years. The Post 9/11…

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Summer program a success

Posted  September 5, 2014

Courtesy photo Children and volunteers gather for a group photo during the “Wilderness Escape” Vacation Bible Study program, which ran July 28-Aug. 1. “Wilderness Escape” was the theme of Fort Irwin’s Summer Vacation Bible School program, July 28-Aug. 1. Hosted by the Religious Support Office, and under the direction of the National Training Center and…

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Army JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday

Posted  September 5, 2014

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps 239th birthday with a celebration here, July 29.

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Operation Gratitude delivers care packages to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 5, 2014

Operation Gratitude delivered 100 care packages to Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 8.

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MST and MCSC say no to bullying

Posted  September 5, 2014

Fort Irwin’s Middle School and Teen Center received a grant of $2,451 to assist an anti-bullying campaign during a check presentation here, July 22.

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Tortoise alert

Posted  September 5, 2014

The desert tortoise represents the epitome of a survivor.

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Sesame Street comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  September 5, 2014

The furry cast of the Sesame Street/USO Experience entertained and connected with local military kids here, at the Freedom Fitness Center, Aug. 13.

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Tiefort shuttle gets you around post

Posted  September 5, 2014

  The Logistics Readiness Center operates a free, on-post shuttle Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), from 7:50 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. Two shuttles travel in oposite directions. Route A begins near building 866 and departs at 7:50 a.m. Route B begins at building 833 and leaves at 8:05 a.m. There are 13 stops, with…

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Safety glasses required in this area

Posted  September 5, 2014

Image from www.osha.gov   According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 2,000 people suffer eye injuries at work each day. Approximately one out of every 10 eye-related injuries require one or more missed workdays. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses,…

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Setting the tone for the school year

Posted  September 5, 2014

On a cool, summer day children and parents traveled the sidewalks and drove the streets of Fort Irwin as they headed back to school, Aug. 7.

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