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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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Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.
News

Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted  January 8, 2016

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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Health & Safety

Health Related Behaviors Survey launches worldwide

Posted  January 8, 2016

Active duty servicemembers will be randomly selected to represent their service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey. The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete. The HRBS is used to measure health-related behaviors and lifestyles of military personnel that have the potential to impact readiness. Participation in the survey is…

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11th ACR leads Veterans Day parade

Posted  December 4, 2015

Photo by Spc. Taria Clayton, 11th ACR Public Affairs Four riders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment adorned in 1901 uniforms and a formation of 40 Blackhorse troopers led the 19th Annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade. For additional photos of Veterans Day events, turn to page 10.

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State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens

Posted  December 4, 2015

Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center in the garrison Resiliency Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Nov. 19. The new facility, the 24th Army Wellness Center to open across the Army since 2005, is a program of the U.S. Army Medical Command and an integral part of…

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Thirty-one Army years of commitment, leadership, fulfillment

Posted  December 4, 2015

“It’s been an immeasurable experience being in the Army this long, but it’s been a fulfilling time – the entire time.” Those are the words of Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin. By Dec. 16, he will have been in that position for two…

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