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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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Free supplies for back-to-school

Posted  September 5, 2014

For 260 Fort Irwin children, back-to-school excitement began Aug. 6 – one day before school officially started.

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Public notice: Army begins third five-year review

Posted  September 5, 2014

The United States Army has begun the third five-year review (FYR) of environmental remedies undertaken at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The focus of the five-year review will be on abandoned sanitary landfill 2 (FTIR-02), abandoned sanitary landfill 4 (FTIR-04), and the troop landfill disposal site (FTIR-06). The sites are located within a…

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September 2014 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  September 5, 2014

Middle School Activities Sept. 5 Mini Weathervanes Sept. 8 Dance Off Challenge Sept. 9 Monochromatic Drawing Sept. 10 Sports Club Sept. 11 Mario Karts Sept. 12 Youth Choice Sept. 15 Foosball Sept. 16 Fine Arts Club: Pastel Sept. 17 Sports Club Sept. 18 Cosmic Mobiles Sept. 19 Work of Art Day Sept. 22 Solar Power…

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NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted  September 5, 2014

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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Fort Irwin at America’s pastime

Posted  September 5, 2014

The San Diego Padres honored Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during a game, Aug. 3. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met Alan “Tiny” Wright, a Veteran of the of the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria threw out the first pitch…

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted  September 5, 2014

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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Looking for a job?

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary and Exchange have many employment opportunities available.

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted  September 5, 2014

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Irwin FC takes trophy at 2014 Defender’s Cup

Posted  September 5, 2014

The Fort Irwin soccer team outplayed a team from Hawaii to secure a first place trophy in San Antonio, Sept. 1. Irwin Football Club defeated Armed Forces Hawaii FC, 1-0, during the final game of the Labor Day weekend soccer tournament Defender’s Cup. The only goal in the final came from the team coach and…

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