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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.

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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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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa A La Salle High School student painting a mural on the Pizza Hut’s shop window has fun having a photo taken with customers waiting for their pizza. An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School…

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How to get a 25-foot tree to really stand tall

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa The 25-foot white pine is raised to its position at the Towne Center courtyard. Staff of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and High Desert Support Services took delivery of a 25-foot, white pine tree and focused was on how to stand it up at the Fort Irwin Town Center in late November. Once…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Bridget Blehm (center), founder of For Families of Active Military, briefs volunteers and Fort Irwin staff, shortly after arriving at Fort Irwin with volunteers from Pasadena.   An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School in Pasadena…

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100 percent compliant

Posted  December 5, 2014

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, received a commanding general’s award for accomplishing 100 percent flu inoculations, Oct. 31.

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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted  December 5, 2014

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted  December 5, 2014

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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Army Engineers: more than just construction

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers from the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were tasked to provide stabilization and security by constructing security perimeters for operations during a training rotation here, Nov. 8.

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Aviation Soldiers train with Iron brigade

Posted  December 5, 2014

Sand, dust and debris was kicked up in the air as two UH-60D Blackhawk helicopters landed near tactical assembly area Iron in the training area here, Nov. 14.

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Honoring Veterans, supporting Barstow

Posted  December 5, 2014

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony at Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow.   Leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin supported Veterans Day events at Barstow, Nov. 11. Major Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the NTC and Fort…

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