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Pyrotechnic expert having a blast supporting NTC

In the distance a mushroom cloud filled with fire, smoke and debris erupts just outside a small town in the middle of the Mojave Desert; the faint sound of voices can be heard and the outline of people moving about – quickly – can be seen.

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Blackhorse regiment honored for exceptional safety

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received two significant safety awards during a ceremony here, June 30.

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Special Victim Counsel Program update

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.


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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted  December 6, 2013

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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End of era for ‘Tonight Show’ and NTC

Posted  December 6, 2013

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno hosted Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for the taping of a Thanksgiving Day show, Nov. 27.

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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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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted  December 6, 2013

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria receives a non-commissioned officer sword from Col. Jon Braga during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 15. On a clear, breezy morning on this High Desert military installation, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15….

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51st TICO Soldier recounts her journey to the United States

Posted  December 6, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares her story below. Her name is not used, because of the changing political…

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Rising to the occasion

Posted  December 6, 2013

One of Fort Irwin’s very own has been selected as a finalist for the Army-wide competition, Operation Rising Star. First Lt. Derrick Bishop, executive officer of H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, will represent Fort Irwin and is one of 12 finalists announced by Army Entertainment to vie for the top spot…

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Local Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Dec. 13-14 Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m….

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What to do when it’s c-c-cold

Posted  December 6, 2013

For many people, working or playing in cold weather can be a positive experience. You may feel invigorated by the bracing air and feel like doing your work with more physical energy than usual. When you work or play outdoors or in unheated structures during the winter months you are at risk for serious health…

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So you want to be in pictures?

Posted  December 6, 2013

Eleven National Training Center Soldiers mixed it up with hundreds of Hollywood film industry personnel and business community leaders during the annual GI Film Festival at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., Nov. 1-2.

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