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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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Lantern Walk rallies Fort Irwin against domestic violence

Posted  November 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Family Advocacy Program hosted the third annual Lantern Walk here in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 7. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, unit commanders, Soldiers, and family members participated in the event that included the signing of a proclamation, remarks by leadership and a procession of attendees through several…

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Posted  November 6, 2015

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed its new senior enlisted advisor – Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck – and his family, during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Oct. 15. The NTC and Fort Irwin commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, presided over the ceremony, which saw the interim command sergeant major pass the…

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Pressure on adversary requires refuel on the move

Posted  November 6, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has a reputation for being the most formidable contemporary operating environment force in the United States Army. Troopers maintain this reputation by being experts in their craft and masters in maneuver warfare as they challenge rotational training units at the National Training Center. In order for the 11th ACR to…

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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted  November 6, 2015

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may specify a telephone number…

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1916th Battalion’s Desert Warriors celebrate fall festival

Posted  November 6, 2015

On the late afternoon of Sept. 21, more than 300 Soldiers and family members of the 1916th Support Battalion and their kin took a break from training day 12 to celebrate their second fall festival at the battalion’s motor pool here. “We perform excellently in NTC and during rotations, hands down, but this is about…

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