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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Veterans

Going the distance for Veterans

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment carried-out the 18th annual Long Walk, Dec. 15 -16, by walking the 38 mile stretch of highway that connects Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow.

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Giving back to families

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Matthew Ruedi (center, right), holds a ceremonial check for $3,000 with his maintenance section staff, Dec. 9. The other check is for $1,000. Continuing a tradition for the past few years, civilian employees of 916th Support Brigade donated $4,000 to support Fort Irwin families during the winter holiday season,…

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Youth gives donated toys to Angel Tree

Posted  January 9, 2015

Photo by Silvia Moreno, Army Community Service Adam Wolf, 15, and his mom, Ali Wolf, delivered a load of toys for the Angel Tree program here, Dec. 13. A young man, no stranger to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, has delivered again. Adam Wolf, 15, a resident of Irvine, Calif., – and honorary…

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Toy drive benefits Fort Irwin families

Posted  January 9, 2015

Staff and volunteers of the non-profit Front Sight and Army Community Service here gather for a group photo in front of donated toys, Dec. 15.   A toy drive in the Inland Empire added to the Fort Irwin Angel Tree program after approximately 850 toys were delivered here, Dec. 15. Army Community Service took receipt…

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Making families smile

Posted  January 9, 2015

Sgt. Shad Hebert has a photo taken with Santa and his children, JJ, 3, and Holly, 6. They attended the Army Community Service toy giveaway here.   Children of the Fort Irwin community got to meet Santa at a toy giveaway with Army Community Service here, Dec. 19. Families with children arrived to the ACS…

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Tax Center opens January 20

Posted  January 9, 2015

It’s the start of a new year and if 2015 is like any other year, millions of people will resolve to make a change in their lives. While promising to lose weight, drink less, and eat healthier are perennial favorites, many people also vow to save more. Yet every year, millions of people choose to…

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Local

Energy transformed into support for Soldiers, families

Posted  January 9, 2015

“It started as a personal gesture eight years ago,” said Bridget Blehm...

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Bringing cavalry tradition, teamwork to family

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted its annual Spouses’ Spur Ride to share the traditions of the cavalry with family members and National Training Center partners, Nov. 26.

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Future fire fighters train at annual academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

For the 13th year, Fort Irwin hosted 190 Fire Explorers from 25 Explorer posts from San Bernardino and Riverside counties at the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association’s annual fire academy.

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Health & Safety

Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Posted  January 9, 2015

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses…

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