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Flying Tigers deploy to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

The “Flying Tigers” company from this installation deployed in mid-October to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade – operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems and was activated here October 2014. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

The United States Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded a decisive action rotation here in October. The Ironhorse brigade spent two weeks (Oct. 10-23) – of the four week rotation 16-01 – in “the box” or the 1,200 square miles of maneuver area of the National Training Center. The field portion…

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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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Unit leaders discuss SHARP topics

Company-level unit leaders gathered to discuss about and make recommendations in the battle against sexual assault and sexual harassment during a conference here in September. Approximately 200 Company commanders, first sergeants and platoon leaders deliberated, within five working groups, a specific problem or question. The conference was hosted by staff of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response…

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Remembering September 11, honoring the fallen

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community paid tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a remembrance walk and a memorial service, Sept. 11, 2015. The remembrance walk began at Army Field on this military installation and continued to the center chapel. The NTC and Fort Irwin…

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Online misconduct, texting while driving inconsistent with Army values

Posted  October 13, 2015

Most of us are connected to others wirelessly, either through social media, or by way of a simple text message. Eight years since the debut of the iPhone and approximately 25 years since the proliferation of the Internet, there are some things we should be aware of regarding our behavior and safety when using a…

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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted  October 13, 2015

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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Former NFL player’s personal loss helps others

Posted  October 13, 2015

Speaking about personal success and the best of times – most can do that. Describing the account about the suicide of a son – not a common occurrence. When hearing of both from the same person, the juxtaposition can be stirring. Eric Hipple shared just those experiences with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin…

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Run for the Fallen “Night Glow Run” draws 300 participants

Posted  October 13, 2015

More than 300 runners participated in a special Run for the Fallen 3.1 mile “Night Glow Run” held across Fort Irwin, Aug. 28. The run honored servicemembers, who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families. In remembrance of the fallen, runners were encouraged to wear blue. Hundreds…

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Opportunities for your future

Posted  October 13, 2015

Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10. The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino…

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