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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Sgt. Erik Thurman Major Bradley Lang addresses an audience during a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif., May 25. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park,…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Leslie Ozawa National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. Travers received a Legion of Merit award for his service to the NTC as post command sergeant major from November 2013 to April 2015. In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9.

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Congratulations graduates!

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12.


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Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Posted  May 1, 2015

“He was that way before the accident, and now, to see that his spirit hasn’t changed one iota, despite his disability, is just amazing. It’s just medicine for the soul,” said Lynn Thompson, Fort Irwin Exchange general manager.

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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted  May 1, 2015

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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Keep moving forward

Posted  May 1, 2015

Sometimes it is hard to listen to the voice of reason, even one based on many years of experience. That is human nature.

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NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Posted  May 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12.   Fourteen United States Army Soldiers graduated from a Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course after a demanding 25 days of instruction here, March 31. During…

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11th ACR leads Army in GCSS-A

Posted  May 1, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is at the forefront of U.S. Army logistics by leading the service in the transition from the Standard Army Management Information System to the Global Combat Support System – Army, a new computer-based system designed to manage the Army’s supply chain.

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‘This is the year’

Posted  May 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12. “Hey if we’re going to do it, this is the year.” That was Capt. Jason King to his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King, an…

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Changing of the Stole marks transition in pastoral duties

Posted  May 1, 2015

  Pastoral duties for two religious services transitioned to three pastors during ceremonies at the main post chapel here, March 22 and 29. A Changing of the Stole ceremony March 22 was presided over by National Training Center and Fort Irwin Chaplain (Col.) Terry McBride. McBride oversaw Chaplain (Capt.) Wayne VandeKrol relinquish Multi-Cultural Gospel pastoral…

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Prepare for your summer move

Posted  May 1, 2015

Moving in the summer months is especially challenging for military members, their families, and for the Defense Department’s Defense Personal Property System (DPS).

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New era of NTC leadership begins

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Honoring Holocaust victims

Posted  April 3, 2015

The nation observes Days of Remembrance to remember the Holocaust and honor the victims and survivors of that genocide. This year, the week-long commemoration is from April 12 through April 19. The theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” and was designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. An observance…

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