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Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.


High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays to everyone at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, from the staff of Aerotech News and Review! This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link below. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville, visits NTC for the first time

Posted  December 7, 2018

The 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army visits Fort Irwin to observe and engage with 3/4 ABCT during their live fire exercises, as well as tour the installation’s improvements. These Soldiers don’t come to play, they come to win! They are at the National Training Center proving that the @USArmy is the best…

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Pop-Up Santa treats expecting parents to baby supplies

Posted  December 7, 2018

150 expecting parents received more than a dozen complimentary gifts through the USO (United Service Organizations). They were all given a stroller-car seat combo, changing mattress, diapers, wipes, swaddler, baby monitor, baby books, music device, crib gift certificate and several other gift certificates.

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Bobcat Patrol: Staying alert, aware, informed among wild animals at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 7, 2018

The normally-elusive bobcat is making itself at home on Fort Irwin’s Garrison, where human activity provides many opportunities for easy living for this desert carnivore.  People establish irrigation systems, install grassy lawns, trees and shrubs and erect buildings and other structures to avoid the harsh, unforgiving environment of the Mojave Desert, one of the driest…

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Master Resiliency Training Skill of the Month: ATC (Activating Event, Thoughts and Consequences)

Posted  December 7, 2018

Each month, the R2 Performance Center will present a Master Resilience Training (MRT) skill of the month. For the month of December, the skill is ATC. The skill of ATC helps build Self-Awareness, helping us become more aware of the thoughts, emotions and reactions we experience throughout the day. In fact, ATC is an acronym…

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Drunk, Drugged, Driving Prevention Month

Posted  December 7, 2018

Started in 1981, 3D Month runs from Dec. 1-30 each year to deter individuals from driving while impaired.  The ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by effects of illegal drugs, prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, or a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher.  If you’re home or traveling during the holidays, you…

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