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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army’s top logistics general

The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.

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SecArmy Commits to Building a More Lethal, Agile Force During Visit to National Training Center

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1. Just two weeks after his confirmation as the Army’s top Civilian leader, Esper traveled to NTC to observe…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Donates 200 Coats to Homeless

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — During the month of November, the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club collected more than 200 coats, sweaters and other cold-weather gear during its community coat drive. The club donated the coats to the Desert Manna homeless shelter in Barstow. The coat drive asked members of the Fort Irwin community to…

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Silver Valley Trojans fight to the end in Football Championship Game

ORANGE, Calif. — The Silver Valley High School Trojans left it all on the field Dec. 2 as they competed for the CIF Southern Section Division 13 Football Championship. The team fell just short of victory, coming up 20-30 to Orange High School from Orange, Calif. Nevertheless, many look at Silver Valley High School making…


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USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

Posted  December 4, 2017

Army photograph by Sgt. Nikayla Shodeen An F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., skims the mountain tops of the National Training Center’s central corridor during Decisive Action rotation 18-02 in support of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov….

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted  December 4, 2017

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Fort Irwin Earns Federal Award for Water Conservation

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Energy recognized Fort Irwin’s water conservation program as one of the top in the federal government Nov. 2 by presenting installation representatives with a Federal Energy and Water Management award. The award highlights federal organizations and agencies for “outstanding contributions” to energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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