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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.

Photo by Spc. Ashley Marble, Operations Group Local

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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Troopers from 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment construct mine boxes

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from the 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment constructed mine boxes at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 28. The boxes were designed to safely transport simulated mines to the box for use in the rotation.

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Real time logistics today enhances combat operations of tomorrow

Posted  November 15, 2012

Troopers from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment stay on the forefront of cutting edge systems by implementing and testing Global Combat Support System- Army during rotations at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 5.

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Community Calendar – November 15th, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov.15 Blood Drive and Marrow Screening. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bloodmobile at Mary E. Walker Clinic. Sgt. 1st Class Karlo Reed, 380-3887. Middle School and Teen Center “Spicy Rice” cooking activity and Paparazzi Club. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732….

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Health & Safety

Safety Tip of the Week

Posted  November 15, 2012

Cold weather often inspires people to use space heaters to take the chill out of the air. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential fires following cooking. The overwhelming majority of space heater accidents are the result of improper use, failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or incomplete knowledge of basic space…

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MilitaryHOMEFRONT: a good friend online

Posted  November 15, 2012

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy program information, policy and guidance designed to help servicemembers and their Families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil. Here are few MilitaryHOMEFRONT key points when…

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Today is the great American Smokeout

Posted  November 15, 2012

In the months approaching 2013 we begin to contemplate the New Year and determine what we will choose as our resolution to better ourselves. Many Americans will pledge to lose weight, get a better job, and learn a new skill, yet how many will make the life changing decision to quit smoking? Great news! There’s…

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Salutes & Awards

Silver Star awarded posthumously

Posted  November 15, 2012

Mrs. Viola Lucero, widow of Domitilio Lucero, accepted the Silver Star award on behalf of her husband from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell in Newberry Springs, Calif., Nov. 5. Mr. Lucero was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions during World War II. Lucero was a sergeant with…

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Veterans

Los Angeles Dodgers honor Soldiers with event on their field

Posted  November 15, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honored several Soldiers during an event on their field, Monday. Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin took batting practice and got to meet Dodger veteran Don Newcombe and the new public relations face of the team, Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Soldiers in attendance included Sgt. Brandon Smith,…

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Warrior Care Month: Success through transition — Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship

Posted  November 15, 2012

Warrior Care Month started in 2008 and is observed by Military Services each November. This is a time to reaffirm a commitment to quality health care, education and careers for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members. Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) is proud to announce its celebration of the Soldiers in transition assigned…

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Recognizing those who have served

Posted  November 15, 2012

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin traveled within the High Desert and beyond to support events during the celebration of Veterans Day, Sunday. Chief of Staff for the NTC, Col. Richard Wilson, made an appearance at Mountain View Cemetery and the State Veterans Home in Barstow. The annual event at Mountain View…

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