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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…


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100 percent compliant

Posted  December 5, 2014

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, received a commanding general’s award for accomplishing 100 percent flu inoculations, Oct. 31.

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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted  December 5, 2014

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted  December 5, 2014

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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Army Engineers: more than just construction

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers from the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were tasked to provide stabilization and security by constructing security perimeters for operations during a training rotation here, Nov. 8.

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Aviation Soldiers train with Iron brigade

Posted  December 5, 2014

Sand, dust and debris was kicked up in the air as two UH-60D Blackhawk helicopters landed near tactical assembly area Iron in the training area here, Nov. 14.

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Honoring Veterans, supporting Barstow

Posted  December 5, 2014

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony at Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow.   Leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin supported Veterans Day events at Barstow, Nov. 11. Major Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the NTC and Fort…

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Suit up!

Posted  December 5, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga speaks with Jay Landers, senior vice president of A&R at Verve/Universal Records, during the tour.   Members and leaders of civic, entertainment and non-profit organizations attended a tour here, Nov. 7. Leadership and Soldiers of this installation and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hosted the…

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1916th Support Battalion hosts families at Fall Festival

Posted  December 5, 2014

Attendees of the 1916th Support Battalion Fall Festival go through a haunted house.   Soldiers and leadership of the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade hosted a Fall Festival here, Oct, 29. It was an opportunity to thank Soldiers’ families, said Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Rodriguez – the battalion’s senior non-commissioned officer. Spouses and family…

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Flying Tigers activated

Posted  November 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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