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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Tax center provides free services

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…


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Community Calendar

Posted  November 6, 2015

Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Family sacrifices help define heritage

Posted  November 6, 2015

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and community members celebrated Hispanic American Heritage Month at a ceremony here, Sept. 30. The nation and the Army recognizes the observance from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and this year’s theme is “Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation’s Diversity.” At the celebration, a battalion command sergeant major…

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Mojave fringe-toed lizards ‘dig in’

Posted  November 6, 2015

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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Thirty-one years of dedication to NTC, Fort Irwin

Posted  November 6, 2015

Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. From the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk. Apple began selling the Macintosh personal computer in the United States. And, Linda Seeley started working at the National Training Center. All of the above took place in 1984, when…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

Posted  November 6, 2015

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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