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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted  March 6, 2015

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21.

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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11.

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Black Jack brigade finishes training

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Henrique Luiz de Holleben, Operations Group Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, plan a casualty evacuation during decisive action rotation 15-05 here, Feb. 24.   The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training…

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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted  March 6, 2015

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2.

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted  March 6, 2015

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences.

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted  March 6, 2015

Helice “Sparky” Bridges, a world-renown motivational speaker, calls for volunteers to demonstrate the Blue Ribbon ceremony to express their appreciation and thanks to others they know, during a student and community rally at Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness gym, Feb. 20.   World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13.

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted  March 6, 2015

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating.

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  March 6, 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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