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A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion “Iron Support”, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, sprints to a firing position while conducting a live-fire exercise during Decisive Action Rotation 18-08 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 14, 2018. Decisive Action Rotations at the NTC ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future contingencies. News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – August 3, 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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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability.

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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916th Support Brigade holds change of command at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After serving two years as the 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Sidney Melton relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Bradford at the National Training Center, June 20. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commander of the National Training Center, presided over the ceremony. He said that with the high tempo and demanding environment here,…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  December 4, 2015

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Tarantula Team maintains proficiency

Posted  March 4, 2016

Photo by Jason Milller, Public Affairs Office A Soldier with Tarantula Team, Operations Group here, jumps from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah in the training area, Feb. 2. Tarantula team members conducted the currency jump to maintain proficiency. For more photos and the story turn to…

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Doperak bids a fond farewell as WACH commander

Posted  June 1, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. Commanding General U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Central and Chief U.S. Army Dental Corps, presided over Weed Army Community Hospital’s Change of Command ceremony on Fritz Field, May 23. During the ceremony, Col. Martin Doperak relinquished command to Col. Larry O. France. After serving…

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‘Raider’ Brigade takes on NTC

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A chilly Mojave Desert greeted more than 4,000 Soldiers as they prepared to aggressively face a world-class opposing force during a grueling month-long exercise at the National Training Center (NTC). Soldiers with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, performed in unforgiving rocky terrain with constant climate changes far…

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Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Posted  January 26, 2018

Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2018.

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