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Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.


High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays to everyone at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, from the staff of Aerotech News and Review! This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link below. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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NTC strengthens interoperability with joint service partner

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 700 Marines and Sailors joined forces with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during a February training rotation at the National Training Center. The exercise helped enhance interoperability in terms of communications, tactics and operations for both joint service partners. As the NTC’s professional opposing force, the 11th ACR’s job…

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New FORSCOM commander visits NTC

Posted  September 4, 2015

The commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Gen. Robert B. Abrams, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Aug. 19-21. Abrams observed force-on-force rotational training between the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team and the NTC’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The 116th CBCT – of the Idaho Army National Guard – is headquartered…

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Coffee with a cop

Posted  February 17, 2017

Army photograph by Jason Miller Left to right: Johnathan Drake, police officer, McGruff the Crime Dog, Mike Gardner police officer, and Wayne Stickels, police officer, during the community event “Coffee with a Cop.” The Directorate of Emergency Services held a community outreach event Feb. 1 at Fort Irwin to connect with Soldiers, families and the…

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Photo by Spc. Taria Clayton, 11th ACR

Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted  January 8, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif — Service to the Armed Forces Division (SAF) of the American Red Cross organized a Blood Drive, Feb. 10.  87 Soldiers, family member, and civilian employees came out to donate blood. “Every 2 seconds someone needs blood in the united states,” stated Robert Bahler, Account Manager for American Red Cross, Biomedical Services…

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