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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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School flooding results in unforeseen positive for local Veterans program

Posted  January 10, 2014

High Desert school districts and Veterans recently echoed the team spirit shown by the Fort Irwin community after Lewis Elementary School was shut down by last year’s devastating flood, here, Aug. 24.

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Legal services available for Soldiers during medical boards

Posted  January 10, 2014

Soldiers undergoing a medical evaluation board sometimes feel lost and confused with the significant decisions they have to make that will affect their military careers and the rest of their lives. The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel is the Army’s team of qualified and trained attorneys and paralegals, who assist Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation…

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History written in stone: Sam Hunter’s quest to preserve the Black Mountain battleground

Posted  January 10, 2014

When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

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Military lending protection

Posted  January 10, 2014

The 2006 Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices, found that military families have characteristics that can make them a market of choice for predatory lending. For example, 48 percent of enlisted Soldiers are younger than 25 years old, typically have limited financial education, and perhaps most significantly, they receive a steady paycheck. In…

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The importance of appointment accountability

Posted  January 10, 2014

Medical appointments are critical to the continued performance of Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The staff members of our medical facilities work hard to provide medical attention to Soldiers and family members, so it is extremely important to ensure medical appointments are kept. There are many reasons why maintaining accountability for…

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Scorpions scale Tiefort summit

Posted  January 10, 2014

The oldest Operations Group team, the Green Team, became the tallest after the unit and family members reached the top of Tiefort Mountain, here, Nov. 26.

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November and December 2013 birth announcements

Posted  January 10, 2014

Natalie Booseh – girl Nov. 6 at 3:45 a.m. 8 lbs., 3 oz. Spc. Alex Adl and Shaghayegh Yadegari Unit/Company: 51st Translator Interpreter Company Kawika David Anthony – boy Nov. 8 at 5:02 a.m. 7 lbs., 13 oz., 20.9 inches Staff Sgt. Frank and Evangeline Rodriguez Unit/Company: Operations Group Niko Dimitri – boy Nov. 8.at…

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Salutes & Awards

Medics graduate with two-year degree

Posted  January 10, 2014

Five Soldiers graduated with an associate’s of science degree during a ceremony, here, Nov. 14.

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The ever present coyote on Fort Irwin and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts

Posted  December 6, 2013

A silhouetted coyote howling at the moon is an iconic symbol of the wild American West. Coyotes play an important ecological role by controlling rabbit and small mammal populations. They are opportunistic predators that also eat fruits, insects, and food discarded by humans. Over-abundant coyote populations in proximity to human settlements can lead to several…

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Fox Sports In the Box

Posted  December 6, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Ellington Releford, of the 916th Support Brigade, here, with Fox NFL Sunday commentator Eddie George asks FOX Sports network experts about his favorite team during the Fox NFL Sunday’s special Thanksgiving broadcast from Fort Irwin.   Fox Sports Girls helped NFL football fans on Fort Irwin celebrate game day during the warm-up…

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