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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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3-2 Stryker and Japanese unit conclude their first decisive action rotation

Posted  February 7, 2014

The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army wrapped up its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, here, Jan. 31.

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Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for first time

Posted  February 7, 2014

In a first-ever deployment of its kind, members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force trained at the National Training Center during the January rotation.

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NTC provides realistic training for Special Forces

Posted  February 7, 2014

The mission of the National Training Center is to provide tough, realistic joint and combined arms training, focused at the brigade combat team level and below. But NTC is not limited to training just Army battalions and brigades.

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Spring is for the birds

Posted  February 7, 2014

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted  February 7, 2014

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club to host “Viva Las Irwin” casino night fundraiser

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin will host its fourth annual Casino Night Fundraiser, “Viva Las Irwin,” here, March 1. Inspired by rat-pack-era casino parties, this fundraising gala will transport you to the glitz and glamour that was Las Vegas in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Enjoy buffet-style dining and tasty cocktails, live…

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‘Night of the Arts’ showcases student creativity

Posted  February 7, 2014

Fort Irwin Middle School band members perform during the “Night of the Arts,” here, Jan. 16. Fort Irwin Middle School hosted an evening where students were able to show off their creative talents, Jan. 16. “Night of the Arts” allowed students to display artwork and perform in a variety of talents for parents and the…

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January 2014 birth announcements

Posted  February 7, 2014

Darion Damari – boy Jan. 4 at 12:11 a.m. 8 lbs., 6 oz., 21 inches Sgt. 1st Class Damion Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Carlet Clark Unit/Company: Mission and Installation Contracting Command Cain Joseph – boy Jan. 4 at 2:03 p.m. 6 lbs., 6 oz., 19 inches Spc. Cody Sparks and Spc. Selina Sparks Unit/Company:…

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Art for the ages, 6 weeks to 5 years

Posted  February 7, 2014

Cactus Corner Child Development Center hosted a “CYSS Art Show” which was open to the public on Jan. 31. All CDC teachers were challenged to have their children create works of art to display for the art show. Some of the criteria included three-dimensional art, most creative use of supplies, and best display of children’s…

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In the arms of loved ones

Posted  January 10, 2014

171st Movement Control Team returns from deployment to Kuwait, Iraq Photo by Pamela Portland, pao BEST GIFT EVER: Sergeant Jared Ellenwood, of the 171st Movement Control Team, receives a hug from wife Tabitha and daughter Madeline after redeploying in time for the holidays, here, Dec. 14. Soldiers of the 171st Movement Control Team from the…

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