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A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion “Iron Support”, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, sprints to a firing position while conducting a live-fire exercise during Decisive Action Rotation 18-08 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 14, 2018. Decisive Action Rotations at the NTC ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future contingencies. News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability.

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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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916th Support Brigade holds change of command at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After serving two years as the 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Sidney Melton relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Bradford at the National Training Center, June 20. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commander of the National Training Center, presided over the ceremony. He said that with the high tempo and demanding environment here,…


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Fort Bliss soldiers face mock chemical attack in Mojave Desert

Posted  September 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An artillery shell falls from the sky and bursts on the ground, spreading its deadly gas. The field headquarters of Fort Bliss’ 2nd Brigade Combat Team has been hit. Soldiers scurry for cover, while others quickly change into gas masks and chemical gear and hunt for the perpetrators. The gas attack…

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Fort Irwin Army Education Center expands flexible opportunities through Trident University

Posted  September 1, 2017

Installation leadership along with representatives from Trident University cut a ceremonial ribbon at the Army Education Center Monday during an open house, in effect offering more flexible educational opportunities for the Fort Irwin community. Trident University’s presence is 100 percent online, which gives Soldiers, families and civilians flexibility, allowing community members the ability to better…

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Attorney, client relationship explained

Posted  September 1, 2017

One of the key aspects of the attorney-client relationship is that of privileged communications.  Most everyone has heard of these concepts, but they bear repeating given their significance and the consequences of improper disclosure. Once an attorney-client relationship has been established, and under many circumstances even prior to a formal arrangement, whatever an attorney and…

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The Guard Years – Fort Irwin in the 1970’s

Posted  September 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. After the regular Army “Turned out the lights” at Fort Irwin, the post was turned over to the 40th Armored Brigade of the California National Guard. Life on the post was mostly…

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September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

Posted  September 1, 2017

Each September, the Armed Forces recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. In support of this National observance, various activities are scheduled throughout the month to focus on the wellness of the community. The Army’s Ready and Resilient efforts will leverage the month of September as a communication opportunity to amplify its Ready and Resilient (R2) messaging…

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