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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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Remembering the Fallen

Posted  June 6, 2014

Rick Creed, a Gold Star dad, shakes hands with Col. Jon Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, May 23. Creed assisted with the installation of a fallen Soldier memorial at the Fort Irwin Town Center. Creed’s son, Cpl. Matthew Creed, 23, was killed by a sniper in Baghdad, Oct. 22, 2006;…

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News Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ongoing Registration for Vacation Bible School “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” at www.groupvbspro.com. Free and hosted at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel, July 28-Aug. 1. Step back in time at “Wilderness Escape,” exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids and adult volunteers participate at the Israelite Camp, sing…

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Celebrating rich culture, complex history of Asian American Pacific Islander people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Alexander Ziegler uses his palm to hit a board held by Col. Todd Kimura, commander of United States Army Dental Clinic Command here during a ceremony at Fort Irwin, May 7. Alexander was demonstrating karate skills learned in the program SKIESUnlimited. The program instructs children and youth, ages six weeks to adolescence, in…

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Top energy, environment expert visits Fort Irwin

Posted  June 6, 2014

The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited several locations here, April 23.

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Keeping convoys secured, stomachs full

Posted  June 6, 2014

The wind and dust was relentless, as truck convoys filled with food were delivered to a brigade of Soldiers scattered across 1,200 square miles of Mojave Desert.

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How to appeal OER’s, NCOER’s

Posted  June 6, 2014

Have you recently received a not so good officer evaluation report (OER) or non-commissioned officer report (NCOER)? While most of us believe that we are better than what others think of us, there are specific prohibitions in Army regulation 623-3 regarding what cannot be included in the evaluation. If you believe that your evaluation contains…

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Armed Forces Day Parade

Posted  June 6, 2014

A boy looks up at the main gun of an M1A1 tank on display at the Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration, May 18. The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provided the tank along with a M2 Bradley fighting vehicle and a M88 recovery vehicle.   Fort Irwin entomologist, Dr. Mike Glassy, shows an Indonesian…

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Ready for duty at tactical operations centers

Posted  June 6, 2014

Sixteen non-commissioned officers assigned to this installation graduated from an intense, fast-paced course at a ceremony here, April 30.

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We’re surrounded by good people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Volunteers have made such an impact at Fort Irwin, that their time and energy was quantified as a $600,920.76 value during a 12-month period ending in April.

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NTC display draws thousands at Welcome Center

Posted  June 6, 2014

Visitors to Barstow’s Tanger Outlets Mall have the opportunity to view a recent addition to its welcome center.

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