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‘Welcome home!’

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Veterans of the Vietnam War era during an event here, March 19. On a clear, warm day, just before the start of spring, the commanding general of this Army combat training center – Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin – proclaimed, “Welcome Home!” to the Veterans during a ceremony…

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Made-over ‘Blue Track’ field reopens for PT, soccer, football

Just in time for the spring weather, Fort Irwin’s track and sports field, “Blue Track Field,” at the corner of Barstow and Inner Loop Roads reopened March 14 after a half-year and $1.6 million renovation project. The oval field inside the blue track was completely gutted out to make way for a new foundation and…

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Fort Irwin team sizzles at cooking contest

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin won seven medals in the 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va., in early March. Team Irwin, comprised of four culinary specialist Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, represented the NTC by wining gold, silver and bronze medals, and taking…

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‘Fury’ Troop conducts Bradley gunnery

This March, the National Training Center did not host a brigade for a training rotation, allowing Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment some additional time to conduct their own training. Normally the regiment is fully engaged in their role as the opposing force, which “fights” the visiting unit. With a break from the training…


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Health & Safety

New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost.

Posted  October 13, 2015

Starting Oct.1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. The TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, will…

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Commentary

Former NFL player’s personal loss helps others

Posted  October 13, 2015

Speaking about personal success and the best of times – most can do that. Describing the account about the suicide of a son – not a common occurrence. When hearing of both from the same person, the juxtaposition can be stirring. Eric Hipple shared just those experiences with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin…

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Events

Run for the Fallen “Night Glow Run” draws 300 participants

Posted  October 13, 2015

More than 300 runners participated in a special Run for the Fallen 3.1 mile “Night Glow Run” held across Fort Irwin, Aug. 28. The run honored servicemembers, who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families. In remembrance of the fallen, runners were encouraged to wear blue. Hundreds…

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Opportunities for your future

Posted  October 13, 2015

Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10. The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino…

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Going for 80!

Posted  October 13, 2015

William Latham, comptroller of G8 for the National Training Center, has his sights on riding 80 miles for the MS Coastal Ventura to Santa Barbara ride, Oct. 10 and 11. The weekend event is a fund raiser organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Most participants will be on road bicycles. Latham is using a…

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