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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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Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 22, 2012

Posted  March 24, 2012

This Week TODAY The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information,…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted  March 27, 2012

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Wildcat Spirit!

Posted  March 27, 2012

The Fort Irwin Middle School boys and girls basketball teams take victory laps around the school March 16 to celebrate their championship wins.  During the High Desert Athletic League championship games March 10 at Victorville High School, the boys came back from a 9-point deficit to defeat Riverside Prep 38-34, while the girls defeated Riverside…

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Officials offer tips to beat summer moving rush

Posted  March 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2012) “” With military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are urging service members to book their moving dates early and to remain as flexible as possible when doing so. Careful planning is vital to ensuring a smooth move, especially during the busiest…

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Close to 7,000 participate in 23rd annual Bataan Memorial Death March

Posted  March 28, 2012

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (March 25, 2012) “” A sea of close to 7,000 marchers were treated to a spectacular show in the sky in the form of U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team the Black Daggers during the 23rd…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: The Easterlings

Posted  March 28, 2012

Sapphira, Ananias, Leoydas and Phantasy Easterling were “caught being safe” by representatives of the Garrison Safety Office. Garrison Safety was so impressed with the manner in which dad was supervising his children at play, the entire group was recognized for their diligence to playing safe. Great job…

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Muslim chaplain visits Fort Irwin

Posted  March 28, 2012

Capt. Mohammed Muqsood Ali Khan, a Muslim chaplain for the 18th Airborne Corps, visited with Muslim Soldiers and civilians during a Jumu’ah, a Friday prayer service at Center Chapel March 23. Khan’s sermon discussed God’s role in the lives of Muslim Soldiers and talked about the rewards of overcoming adversity. Khan also visited with the…

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Salutes & Awards

Canadians receive award

Posted  March 29, 2012

Lt. Col. Christopher M. Doneski, commander of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, presents an award to soldiers from N Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, March 23 for their work and participation during the Decisive Action rotation at Fort Irwin in March. The DA rotation featured a hybrid threat of guerrilla fighters, insurgents, criminal…

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Reaching for the top!

Posted  March 29, 2012

Adam Holland, 12, looks for a hand hold while rock climbing at Coyote Activity Center March 23 as part of the Middle School Teen Center’s spring break extreme sports camp.

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Post retirement ceremony

Posted  March 29, 2012

Staff Sgt. Columbus Davis receives an award from Col. Sherrie Bosley, commander of the 916th Support Brigade, during a retirement ceremony March 27 at Reggie’s as Command Sgt. Maj. James Higgins watches. Davis enlisted in 1990 and deployed 10 times, including Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He most recently served as senior food specialist…

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