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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

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Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…


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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Posted  June 4, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted  June 1, 2018

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.

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150th anniversary of Memorial Day

Posted  June 1, 2018

Monday May 28 marked the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. In honor of those Americans who have fallen in battle, leaders from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin attended memorial events throughout Southern California. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the NTC was the keynote speaker at an event at Mount Soledad National…

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Holocaust survivor shares his story at Fort Irwin Days of Remembrance

Posted  June 1, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin held a Days of Remembrance ceremony April 25 to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Guest speaker Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, was 10 years old when the Nazis came to Krakow, Poland, where he lived with his parents and four siblings. “Life of course changed when…

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats at NTC

Posted  June 1, 2018

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to…

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