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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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LTC Walters shows the power within through Army Medicine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Lt. Col. Katrina E. Walters attended the annual Joint Women Leadership Symposium, themed “The Power Within You,”  as a guest speaker on the healthcare panel at San Diego Convention Center, June 21. “This was an amazing opportunity. It was very humbling to be on a panel with Brig. Gen. [Jill] Faris,…

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Blackhorse Regiment gives aspiring young Trooper a ride to remember

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —The 11th Armored Calvary Regiment recently granted the wish of Ethan Larimer, a boy with a rare disease who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Blackhorse Trooper. With the help of the 1916th Support Brigade, the 11th ACR and Carla Averill, a family friend, Ethan’s dream was made…

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Greater Los Angeles AUSA celebrates Army’s birthday

Huntington Beach, Calif — The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held their annual U.S. Army Birthday Ball on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin delivered the keynote address. In his prepared remarks, Broadwater…

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Youth Leadership Forum gives Army teens a voice

Posted  July 6, 2018

Nearly 100 teenage Army dependents have gathered recently in Massachusetts for the second annual World Wide Youth Leadership Forum. This gathering of teens from around the world is designed to foster communications between Army teens and Army leadership regarding the most important issues teens encounter in society. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Army…

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2018 Army Arts & Crafts Contest

Posted  July 6, 2018

Guide for Participants Authorized MWR patrons (see Army regulation, AR 215-1, chapter 7) are eligible to enter, with the exception of employees of the Army Arts & Crafts program, their family members and other individuals engaged in the development and implementation or direct execution of this promotion, to include the marketing staff and Army senior…

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition - July 6, 2018

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – July 6, 2018

Posted  July 6, 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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3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division goes to the National Training Center

Posted  June 29, 2018

Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division completed a month-long decisive action training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., June 16, 2018.

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Raytheon wins U.S. Army NTC mission support contract

Posted  June 22, 2018

Raytheon Company has been awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract totaling $161 million, which includes options, for mission support services. The work will be performed in Fort Irwin, Calif., with an estimated completion date of June 29, 2023. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Fla., is the contracting organization. “We look forward to providing mission critical support…

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