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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.


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Salutes & Awards

Taking time to celebrate earned achievements

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sergeant Johnathan Werner salutes after receiving his promotion to sergeant, here, Nov. 1. His unit, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, watches on. Soldiers with G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, maintain training and rotational operations as a primary focus. However, this did not stop the unit from marking a very…

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Meeting Barstow’s new mayor

Posted  December 6, 2012

Bartstow’s new mayor, Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre (right), was sworn-in during a ceremony Dec. 3, and Spc. Usman Zach Khattak, from 51st Translator Interpreter Company, here, was there to take in the festivities. The city also received Mike Lewis (left) as the new city treasurer and Rich Harpole (center) as a new council member. Miss Barstow and…

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Veterans

Visiting with our Barstow Veterans

Posted  December 6, 2012

The American Red Cross Youth Group along with Soldiers and their Families went to Barstow Veterans’ Home, where we had a celebration of our Veterans and their service, Dec. 2.

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If you’re leaving, we’d love to see you

Posted  November 29, 2012

Conducting the pre-separation process through the Army Career and Alumni Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is mandatory for Soldiers of all ranks, enlisted or commissioned, who will be leaving the military. And yes, many things in the military are mandatory, but the ACAP function is one thing Soldiers should look forward…

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Veterans

According to the 2010 National Survey of Veterans:

Posted  November 29, 2012

Slightly more than 41 percent of Veterans indicated that their military experience applied “A lot” or “Some” to their most recent civilian job. A similar percent reported that they were “Very well” or “Well” prepared to enter the civilian job market when they separated from the military. Regarding application of military experience to civilian jobs,…

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Warrior Care Month: Honor Veterans every day

Posted  November 29, 2012

It is an indescribable honor to serve one’s country — to be one of the few who are qualified, chosen, tested and deemed worthy to wear the uniform. It’s an honor, but it is one that comes at a price. Scrawled on a bunker outside Khe Sahn in Vietnam are the words, “To those who…

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Health & Safety

Poly-pharmacy: A shared responsibility in medication safety

Posted  November 29, 2012

When a patient receives four or more medications that include one or more psychotropic medications and/or central nervous system depressants, within a 30-day period they meet the definition of poly-pharmacy......

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Safety Tip of the Week

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Winter Safety Campaign Web page has been updated with some really great safe practices on towing a trailer. Go to http://goo.gl/q63EM. Many Soldiers and Families tow their travel trailers and toys to their holiday destination of choice, but there’re safety checks that should be considered before heading out on the road. If your travel…

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Community Calendar – November 29, 2012

Posted  November 29, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 30 Middle School and Teen Center “Bubbling Concoctions” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Middle School and Teen Center “Duct Tape Creations.” Center is open 6 – 11 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Dec. 1 Middle School and Teen Center…

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Maintaining not only efficiency, but proficiency

Posted  November 29, 2012

Troopers from F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted training for their upcoming Bradley Gunnery Skills Test, here, Nov. 13. The training included how to assemble, mount and fire the weapon systems on M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

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