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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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CYSS celebrates the Month of the Military Family

Posted  November 21, 2012

The web site Military.com states that each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November the Military Family Month.....

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11ACR Troopers getting vehicles back in the fight

Posted  November 21, 2012

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Unit Maintenance Control Point at the National Training Center, Nov. 6.

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Nov. 22 and 23 Thanksgiving Holiday facilities’ hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

Nov. 22 Both dining facilities open. All Exchange facilities closed except: * 24-hour Shoppette, building 34, open FMWR facilities closed except: * Memorial Fitness Center, building 322, open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. * Sgt. Fuzz Buddies, building 978, open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. * Strike Zone, building 905, open 6 p.m. – 10…

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Community Calendar – November 21st, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Nov. 21 HIRED! Program “Money Matters” Workshop. 2 – 3 p.m. Building 1300 on Meuse Argonne Street. The Hired! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with paid, professionally-managed, career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation operations. Meagan Silva, 380-3732. Nov. 22 Thanksgiving…

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The Fort Irwin desert and it’s magnificent wildlife

Posted  November 21, 2012

The number of different species of plants and animals in the Mojave Desert is much greater than many of the iconic scenic areas in California, including old growth redwood forests, coastal bluffs, and picturesque meadows in the Sierra Nevada.

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Anti-drug catchphrase still relevant

Posted  November 21, 2012

The phrase ‘Just Say No to Drugs’ may seem like an old cliché from the 1980’s, but if you are a Soldier or Family Member at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, you should pay attention and take that advice to heart. Abusing illegal drugs at the NTC and Fort Irwin can have serious…

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2012 Thanksgiving Message

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what family means and the quality of time…

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‘Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters Today’

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association hosted the 21st Fire Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The Academy started Nov. 14 and concluded with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 18. This year, 160 explorers representing 27 departments from San Bernardino and Riverside counties participated in rigorous training on structural firefighting, flammable…

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1916th Support Battalion conducts in-ranks inspection

Posted  November 21, 2012

The 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted an in-ranks inspection and recognized several Soldiers during the morning of Oct. 31, here. The 1916th includes the 699th Maintenance Company, 2nd Transportation Co., and 171st Movement Control Company. Battalion Soldiers support the training mission of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, while also conducting missions…

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Fort Irwin Middle School hand-grenade simulator incident update

Posted  November 29, 2012

A senior non-commissioned officer received a Field Grade Article 15 and adverse administrative action for improperly storing explosive simulators at his home, following an investigation stemming from hand grenade simulators being found at Fort Irwin Middle School in September. National Training Center Policy Letter #13, Prohibited Items and Activities, makes it illegal for Soldiers to…

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