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Survivor shares harrowing acount of his attempted suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge 16 years ago and survived. He described it as "one of the most violent and scary ways imaginable" to die.

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Army Museum a tribute to all Soldiers who served

"This museum will remind all of us what it means to be a Soldier, what it means to serve with incredible sacrifice, with incredible pride," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…


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Tax Center opens for business

Posted  February 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Tax Center opened Jan. 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony by National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. The tax center offers free tax preparation services by tax preparers certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The center is located at…

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted  February 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Posted  February 6, 2015

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations. At the National Training Center, the unconventional or irregular fight is one that occurs at the same time as force-on-force battles during training rotations. One organization that deals with irregular tactics…

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3rd ID brings Bystander Intervention to NTC

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Chief of Staff of the Army’s guidance to take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as a primary mission is resonating throughout the force. The National Training Center’s response to this difficult problem-set is the Bystander Intervention program developed by 3rd Infantry Division Raider Initiatives Group. The powerful interactive and dynamic…

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DPW plans for future

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Real Property Master Planning Division, Directorate of Public Works, hosted an Installation Infrastructure Visioning Practicum here, Jan. 21-23. The hands-on workshop developed a vision plan, which lays the foundation for the installation’s real property master plan that will be developed over the next six months. The visioning practicum was facilitated by Maureen Goodrich, master…

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