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‘Welcome home!’

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Veterans of the Vietnam War era during an event here, March 19. On a clear, warm day, just before the start of spring, the commanding general of this Army combat training center – Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin – proclaimed, “Welcome Home!” to the Veterans during a ceremony…

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Made-over ‘Blue Track’ field reopens for PT, soccer, football

Just in time for the spring weather, Fort Irwin’s track and sports field, “Blue Track Field,” at the corner of Barstow and Inner Loop Roads reopened March 14 after a half-year and $1.6 million renovation project. The oval field inside the blue track was completely gutted out to make way for a new foundation and…

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Fort Irwin team sizzles at cooking contest

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin won seven medals in the 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va., in early March. Team Irwin, comprised of four culinary specialist Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, represented the NTC by wining gold, silver and bronze medals, and taking…

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‘Fury’ Troop conducts Bradley gunnery

This March, the National Training Center did not host a brigade for a training rotation, allowing Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment some additional time to conduct their own training. Normally the regiment is fully engaged in their role as the opposing force, which “fights” the visiting unit. With a break from the training…


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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted  March 4, 2016

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated African American History Month during a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Feb. 3. The event was coordinated by Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office. The event included a video presentation, singing by Soldiers, Soldiers performing as famous…

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It can be complicated

Posted  March 4, 2016

The heroes are the ones who didn’t come back from Vietnam. That’s what a United States Army Veteran told me one afternoon as I listened to him remember his life as it related to the Vietnam War. He said it was okay to write about our conversation, but to not use his name. Our talk…

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Intermediate school charts strategy for continued success

Posted  March 4, 2016

Tiefort View Intermediate School at Fort Irwin hosted a strategic planning meeting with school district officials, administrators, teachers, students and parents, Feb 19. The meeting served as a collaboration and brain-storming session at the local level within the Silver Valley Unified School District, which manages seven schools in the high desert. Three of those schools…

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AER campaign kicks off

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted  March 4, 2016

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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