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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

Photo by Spc. Ashley Marble, Operations Group Local

Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Breaking the gossip cycle in the workplace

Posted  April 5, 2013

Let’s say you’re not a gossiper. You simply listen to your coworkers, so as not be rude. But here’s the thing that most people don’t realize – as a listener, you are a co-narrator to the gossip. In other words, the act of active listening actually supports and promotes gossiping. The more you listen, the…

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Retired general promotes memorial for military women

Posted  April 5, 2013

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught spoke at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Women’s History Month celebration, March 6. Vaught detailed the contributions of women in the military and expounded on the importance of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Vaught is the president of the…

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Commissary shoppers: surviving a potential furlough

Posted  April 5, 2013

Courtesy Photo If a furlough occurs and the Commissary closes one day out of the week, a good plan would be to schedule shopping requirements. If a federal employee furlough is implemented, the Fort Irwin Commissary may have to close once a week. Currently, the store is open seven days a week and the leadership…

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Army Human Resources commander visits Fort Irwin

Posted  April 5, 2013

The commanding general for Army Human Resources Command visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin and briefed an audience of non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers, March 20. Major Gen. Richard Mustion provided updates on changes to evaluation reports and discussed ways of retaining the quality of our personnel. During his briefing, the…

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We’re going to need a bigger boat

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anyone can go sharking fishing. That’s what Patti Giordano of Helgren’s Sport Fishing in Oceanside, Calif., said. Ladies, kids and the dudes with Popeye arms too. And Outdoor Recreation, here, agrees. They want you to sign up for the upcoming Shark Fishing Trip scheduled for April 27. Helgren’s would be the company taking you out…

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Group Exercise Schedule

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Group Exercise Facility is behind Memorial Fitness Center on 2nd Street. Go through the main entrance of Memorial Fitness Center and out the back door. Staff will be available to direct you. Call 380-7715/7720 for more information.

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April 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  April 5, 2013

Middle School Activities April 1 Start of Spring Break Camp /Art Day April 2 Picture Scavenger Hunt April 3 Hiking Mt. Blackie and Canvas Art April 4 Water Balloon Day April 5 Jewelry Making April 8 Borax Crystals April 9, 10 and 11-Month of the Military Child 3v3 MST Basketball Tournament April 9 Charcoal Rubbings…

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Local Events

Posted  April 5, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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Motorcycle preparation: mental and metal

Posted  April 5, 2013

Preparing for a motorcycle ride requires more than checking the bike — it also demands mental preparation.

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“Protecting Children: It’s Everyone’s Job”

Posted  April 5, 2013

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Every 10 seconds a case of child abuse is reported in the United States. That adds up to 3 million cases of child abuse each year. Is child abuse an issue in Fort Irwin? Yes. In 2012, Fort Irwin had 38 cases of substantiated child abuse. Army-wide, there were…

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