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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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Making every moment count for Soldiers, families

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will visit Fort Irwin on Aug. 12 and 13. Muppets – including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover – will perform at the Freedom Fitness Center at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12, and at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Aug. 13. This show is for military ID holders and their…

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Pyrotechnic expert having a blast supporting NTC

Posted  August 1, 2014

In the distance a mushroom cloud filled with fire, smoke and debris erupts just outside a small town in the middle of the Mojave Desert; the faint sound of voices can be heard and the outline of people moving about – quickly – can be seen.

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Salutes & Awards

Blackhorse regiment honored for exceptional safety

Posted  August 1, 2014

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received two significant safety awards during a ceremony here, June 30.

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Nation’s birthday celebration at Fort Irwin

Posted  August 1, 2014

Fort Irwin community members enjoying the celebration on Army Field.   Participants climb a wall at the “Mud and Guts Run.”   Participants traverse a mud pit.   Fort Irwin Unites States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga gives Danny “Count” Koker a plaque during the “Red, White and Boom” celebration, July 2. Koker and…

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Special Victim Counsel Program update

Posted  August 1, 2014

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New commander arrives to MEDDAC

Posted  August 1, 2014

Col. Jason Wieman   United States Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Irwin welcomed Col. Jason Wieman as its new commander during a change of command ceremony here, May 30. Commander of Western Regional Medical Command, Brig. Gen. John Cho, presided over the ceremony, where he received the organizational colors from outgoing commander Col. Cheryl…

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Posted  August 1, 2014

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.

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Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The National Training Center’s Operations Group has a new commander. Colonel Jeffery Broadwater took command of the battalion-size unit during a ceremony, July 1.

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Health & Safety

Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted  August 1, 2014

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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