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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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Community Calendar

Posted  November 6, 2015

Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Family sacrifices help define heritage

Posted  November 6, 2015

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and community members celebrated Hispanic American Heritage Month at a ceremony here, Sept. 30. The nation and the Army recognizes the observance from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and this year’s theme is “Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation’s Diversity.” At the celebration, a battalion command sergeant major…

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Mojave fringe-toed lizards ‘dig in’

Posted  November 6, 2015

As the sun rises in the training area each morning, the soft glow casts shadows on uneven ground and animal tracks across the desert landscape, providing evidence of life that thrives at Fort Irwin. If you look down while walking on loose sand, you may see indentations that look like marks from a miniature pogo…

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Thirty-one years of dedication to NTC, Fort Irwin

Posted  November 6, 2015

Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. From the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk. Apple began selling the Macintosh personal computer in the United States. And, Linda Seeley started working at the National Training Center. All of the above took place in 1984, when…

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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted  December 4, 2015

Soldiers, family members and the Fort Irwin community joined leadership of this installation and from units for a feast celebrating Thanksgiving here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck served patrons of dining facility one, which set out a spread that included turkey,…

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