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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…

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Vehicle lemon law, warranty protects consumers

Posted  April 1, 2016

Purchasing a car is always a difficult process that can be made even more burdensome when there are issues with the car. In California, consumers are protected by several warranties and “lemon laws.” Understanding these laws, as well as your rights, will help the consumer to deal with any issues that arise after they purchase…

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Brave Rifles experience TOC operations during NTC rotation

Posted  April 1, 2016

If battlefield operations had to be looked at in terms of the human anatomy, then the TOC would be the brain. That is according to Capt. Deanna Tran, operational and administrative law attorney for 3rd Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas. “We [personnel at the TOC] control the whole operational picture like the brain…

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Army Transportation command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted  April 1, 2016

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army’s Transportation Corps and Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., visited the National Training Center to meet with Soldiers and leadership, March 10. Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard attended several meetings including a Warrior Time Training, the Women’s Mentorship Network lunch, and a professional development session with…

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Fort Irwin prescription drug take-back day is April 27

Posted  April 1, 2016

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on September 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign encourages American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. It gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,…

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Soldier, NCO of the Quarter selected after competition

Posted  April 1, 2016

After a post-wide competition here recently among seven service members, a junior Soldier and a sergeant were selected as the National Training Center Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter in fiscal year 2016. Pfc. Alan Ibarra was named Soldier of the Quarter for the Third Quarter. Ibarra serves as a…

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