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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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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted  September 6, 2013

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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Vigilance, awareness by community important in countering terrorism

Posted  September 6, 2013

Col. Jonathan Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, signed a proclamation Aug. 7 that recognized the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The campaign urges Soldiers, Family members and civilians on Fort Irwin to work together to prevent terrorism. Community awareness is a key element in preventing terrorism. It identifies…

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Hundreds gather for Vacation Bible School Fanfare finale

Posted  September 6, 2013

Not quite an army, but a battalion’s worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year’s Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years

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Motivational speaker, musician to highlight Suicide Prevention Month campaign events

Posted  September 6, 2013

  The NTC and Fort Irwin welcomes motivational speakers Glen Bloomstrom and Pete Huttlinger (also a musician) for keynote training events during Suicide Prevention Month at Freedom Fitness Center, Sept. 23 and 24. Daily presentation times will be: 9 – 10 a.m., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., and 3 – 4 p.m….

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A young man’s attention to safety

Posted  September 6, 2013

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on July 30, I witnessed young Raven Nickerson exit the Shoppette, hang his bag on his bike handlebars, put on his helmet and his eye-pro (which I think look pretty cool), then proceeded to look both ways in the parking lot to make sure he could safely move out! At the…

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True friends make all the difference

Posted  September 6, 2013

Friends, family can help loved ones experiencing suicidal thoughts The Department of Behavioral Health at Mary Walker Clinic, here, wants to do its part in helping slow the rising trend in Army suicides. In 2012, more than 350 active duty servicemembers, across all military branches, took their own lives; of these, 182 were Soldiers. This…

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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted  September 6, 2013

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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Hispanics: Serving and leading our Nation with pride and honor

Posted  September 6, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 recognized nationally as a time to celebrate Hispanic art, culture and achievements throughout the United States. It actually began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson. It was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan to 30 days in 1988…

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Fort Irwin chapels sustain major flood damage

Posted  September 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from the Aug. 25 storm.

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In a time of crisis, this community gave 100%

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin community has been through a lot in the past few weeks. We got off to a great start with school starting on August 8 and back then everything looked happy and bright. Then two weeks later we were struck by our second power outage of the season and the flash flood on…

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