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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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A Soldier’s Guide to Avoiding and Dealing with Common Legal Problems: Tax Scams

Posted  September 2, 2016

In an April 2016 publication, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning that scammers may prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS.  The IRS urged taxpayers to be diligent in protecting themselves.  The military community is not immune to the criminal tactics used by scammers to defraud taxpayers out of their money. The…

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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted  September 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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NTC, WACH rehearse MEDEVAC of Military Working Dog

Posted  September 2, 2016

When the alarm rang out for a MEDEVAC, the Soldiers of 2916th Aviation Battalion sprang to action. Then, the call came over the radio that the patient was not your typical MEDEVAC patient… this time, it was a military working dog. As the teams at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, gear up…

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Fort Irwin dustoff

Posted  September 2, 2016

The US Army’s Fort Irwin, also known as the National Training Center (NTC), occupies 1,000 squares miles of the Mojave Desert in southern California. Its harsh landscape of dry valleys and rocky mountains hosts 50,000 soldiers each year for some of the most realistic military training found anywhere on earth. Along with the realistic training…

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Fast facts about fire

Posted  September 2, 2016

Home fires • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours. • One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires…

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