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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  December 6, 2012

Spc. Maureen Asiimwe Q: Where do you volunteer? A: With the Family Readiness Group for 171st Movement Control Company Q: What do you do as a volunteer? A: I am a FRG leader and a fundraiser at the company Q: What do you get out of volunteering? A: Enhancing esprit de corps and getting to…

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Health & Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

Posted  December 6, 2012

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree: Before placing the tree in the stand, cut two inches…

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Holiday depression help

Posted  December 6, 2012

As the holidays approach, people generally look forward to spending time with family and friends, taking a few days off of work, and just enjoying the season. Unfortunately for some Service Members and their Families, the holiday season is nothing more than a reminder of how they will miss these very opportunities. Distance from extended…

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Building strong bonds

Posted  December 6, 2012

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin gathered on a chilly morning to test their mettle at the Post Command Sergeant Major sponsored Senior NCO “Fun Run” and Team building event, Nov. 27. The event was held at the post obstacle course, with a few “twists” that tested the senior NCO…

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E Troop Soldiers keeping combat skills sharp between NTC rotations

Posted  December 6, 2012

Troopers from E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, are training to keep their Soldier skills sharp between training rotations at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

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Taking time to celebrate earned achievements

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sergeant Johnathan Werner salutes after receiving his promotion to sergeant, here, Nov. 1. His unit, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, watches on. Soldiers with G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, maintain training and rotational operations as a primary focus. However, this did not stop the unit from marking a very…

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Meeting Barstow’s new mayor

Posted  December 6, 2012

Bartstow’s new mayor, Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre (right), was sworn-in during a ceremony Dec. 3, and Spc. Usman Zach Khattak, from 51st Translator Interpreter Company, here, was there to take in the festivities. The city also received Mike Lewis (left) as the new city treasurer and Rich Harpole (center) as a new council member. Miss Barstow and…

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Visiting with our Barstow Veterans

Posted  December 6, 2012

The American Red Cross Youth Group along with Soldiers and their Families went to Barstow Veterans’ Home, where we had a celebration of our Veterans and their service, Dec. 2.

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If you’re leaving, we’d love to see you

Posted  November 29, 2012

Conducting the pre-separation process through the Army Career and Alumni Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is mandatory for Soldiers of all ranks, enlisted or commissioned, who will be leaving the military. And yes, many things in the military are mandatory, but the ACAP function is one thing Soldiers should look forward…

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According to the 2010 National Survey of Veterans:

Posted  November 29, 2012

Slightly more than 41 percent of Veterans indicated that their military experience applied “A lot” or “Some” to their most recent civilian job. A similar percent reported that they were “Very well” or “Well” prepared to enter the civilian job market when they separated from the military. Regarding application of military experience to civilian jobs,…

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