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Army Museum a tribute to all Soldiers who served

"This museum will remind all of us what it means to be a Soldier, what it means to serve with incredible sacrifice, with incredible pride," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…

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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…


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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted  June 30, 2016

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Here comes the boom!

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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Bronco 71 Team Leverages ‘Unique’ Warfighting Capabilities at NTC

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The National Training Center is renowned for its reputation as a tough, realistic combat training venue that prepares Brigade Combat Teams and unified action partners for a full range of military operations. Bronco Team, Operations Group, serves as the primary Observer/Controller Trainer team for coaching, teaching and mentoring BCT commanders and…

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SecArmy Message

Posted  June 29, 2016

Army team, It took a little longer than expected, but it’s great to be back. When I was growing up in Michigan, I did not envision a career in defense and national security policy. But, with a family that includes two West Point graduates and an Army Ranger, it is no surprise to them that…

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Weed Army Community Hospital Commander Bids Fort Irwin Farewell

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Against the backdrop of the new Weed Army Community Hospital under construction in the distance and the bramble covered hills of the Mojave desert beyond it, Col. Jason S. Wieman, Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) Commander, turned over his command to Col. Martin Doperak Monday, June 6 during a change of…

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