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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…


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Landlord and tenants: both have rights, responsibilities

Posted  January 8, 2016

Recently, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin legal assistance office hosted a workshop covering several landlord/tenant issues that are commonly seen in California. The intent of the workshop was to educate our community on what their rights and responsibilities are as both a landlord and a tenant. As always, if you have any questions…

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Your future firefighters

Posted  January 8, 2016

Fire explorers from the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association graduated, Dec. 6, from an annual academy that has been held at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin the past 15 years. The 168 explorers completed the 24th IEFEA academy after conducting four days of training that included: structural fire control, firefighter safety and survival,…

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Blackhorse Troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow Veterans

Posted  January 8, 2016

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 and 15. The Regimental Long Walk is a two-day, 38-mile foot march from Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow to honor local Veterans. Approximately 400 Soldiers, family members, and community residents of Fort Irwin…

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Santa’s Workshop provides holiday cheer

Posted  January 8, 2016

The Fort Irwin Center Chapel brought smiles to children’s faces this holiday season with gifts through the Santa’s Workshop program. The program was established to assist Soldiers and their families by providing up to three gifts, a book, and a family game per child, said Delilah Wieman – a military spouse here and volunteer coordinator…

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Be aware of hidden fire hazards

Posted  January 8, 2016

Fire hazards are often difficult to spot – they may be hidden from view, or they may involve chemical processes that are unknown to you. A fire needs fuel, oxygen and ignition to burn. You might be surprised at some of the types of fuel, sources of oxygen and causes of ignition which can start…

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