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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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Blue ribbons that make a difference

Posted  November 7, 2014

From the back of a theater, Helice “Sparky” Bridges strode briskly down the center aisle to greet Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  November 7, 2014

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Legal counsel helps Soldiers with Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Posted  October 3, 2014

Soldiers undergoing a medical evaluation board sometimes feel lost and confused with the significant decisions they have to make that will affect their military careers and the rest of their lives. The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel is the Army’s team of qualified and trained attorneys and paralegals who assist Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation…

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The power to contract – use it wisely

Posted  October 3, 2014

The basic memorialization or record of any business transaction is a contract. More often than not, this contract is the only evidence of any relationship between the parties to the transaction. Whether you are purchasing something as simple and routine as a grocery item off the shelf at a commissary or your first car, you…

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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

Posted  October 3, 2014

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

Posted  October 3, 2014

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony

Posted  October 3, 2014

Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony here, Sept. 11.   Children from the second grade class of Lewis Elementary School support the 9/11 memorial procession.   Two young Soldiers look at the Fallen Soldier Memorial during the ceremony.   “Fueled by the Fallen” Angel Cars, bearing the names…

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Our community strengthens as individuals respect each other

Posted  October 3, 2014

I felt pride and honor as I joined the Fort Irwin community gathered for the Domestic Violence Awareness Lantern Walk, Oct. 1. I saw unity in the crowd of Fort Irwin residents assembled to show support in purging a problem that has divided families and couples in America. I saw leadership by individuals, Soldiers and…

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