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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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What do to when your household goods get damaged in transit

Posted  October 4, 2012

You just arrived to Fort Irwin. You are very happy that your household goods have just arrived – finally, a bed to sleep on. As the movers are unpacking, you notice damage to your furniture. Later when you are unpacking your boxes, you notice that many items are broken. What do you do? The number…

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Search and attack STX training lane scenario replicates real-life combat situations

Posted  September 13, 2012

Soldiers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment replicated an insurgent training camp at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 6, in order to prepare the Rotational Training Unit for typical enemy targets they might encounter for their upcoming deployment.

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Sergeant receives Soldier’s Medal for saving two children

Posted  September 13, 2012

EL MONTE, Calif. — Sgt. James B. Bennett was presented the Soldier’s Medal for exceptional heroism during an awards ceremony at the El Monte, Calif., U.S. Army Reserve Center, Sept. 8. The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to Bennett for his actions in Fresno, Calif., Jan. 28, when he and his father, James D. Bennett, saved…

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Wildcats snag another championship

Posted  April 5, 2013

Fort Irwin Middle School basketball teams top High Desert Athletic League Fort Irwin Middle School basketball teams for girls and boys have done it again. They both took first place in the High Desert Athletic League for the 2012-2013 season. The girl’s team has won the championship three years in a row and the boys…

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted  August 23, 2012

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted  August 23, 2012

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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Human intelligence collectors play key role in NTC training

Posted  August 23, 2012

The role of human intelligence is growing ever more important as the enemy shift to lower tech means of communications. Human intelligence collectors, or 35 Ms at the Military Intelligence Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provide the training in tactical questioning for rotational training units at the National Training Center...

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted  August 23, 2012

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with each dependent on finding the best way forward in lean economic times....

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Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

Posted  August 30, 2012

Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.....

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BG Martin 19th commander of NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  March 1, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed the arrival of its new commander during a change of command ceremony, here, Feb. 21. Brigadier Gen. Ted Martin took command as he received the NTC colors from Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of United States Army Forces Command.

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