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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted  May 3, 2012

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool!

Posted  May 3, 2012

Emma Saelens, 13,poses with the smiley face cap she earned by swimming a mile in Oasis Pool with the Fort Irwin Sandsharks swim team April 26. Saelens was the first to finish the mile in 40 minutes...

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VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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Furry force multipliers a big hit at NTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things. She’s the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She’s a fond memory, a beacon of happiness – temporarily...

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Fort Irwin reaches out to High Desert small businesses

Posted  June 14, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in connecting with surrounding High Desert communities this week. The installation hosted a local small business outreach event June 12...

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Fort Irwin breaks ground on replacement hospital

Posted  June 7, 2012

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin broke ground for a new hospital to replace the aging Weed Army Community Hospital May 30. “This ground breaking ceremony sets into motion the process that will...

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News Briefs June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Employer meet-and-greet There will be an employer meet-and-greet today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center.  This event is open to transitioning military members, veterans, family members, and the Fort Irwin community.  Come meet representatives from local employers with current openings and get guidance on their hiring processes.  For more information,…

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NTC and Fort Irwin welcome new CSM

Posted  June 7, 2012

Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, hands off the non-commissioned officers’ sword to incoming National Training Center and Fort Irwin command sergeant major...

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MEDDAC welcomes new commander

Posted  June 7, 2012

Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead speaks to the audience after taking command of Fort Irwin’s MEDDAC during a ceremony at the installation May 30. Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commander of the National Training...

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Adopt-a-pet June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

Jacques and Ray are 1-2 year old male cats who are very friendly and love to play. They both must be adopted by tomorrow. Chum is a 4-month old male pit bull who must be adopted off-post due to housing regulations.

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