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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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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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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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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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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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Thirty-one years of dedication to NTC, Fort Irwin

Posted  November 6, 2015

Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. From the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk. Apple began selling the Macintosh personal computer in the United States. And, Linda Seeley started working at the National Training Center. All of the above took place in 1984, when…

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