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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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Meeting Barstow’s new mayor

Posted  December 6, 2012

Bartstow’s new mayor, Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre (right), was sworn-in during a ceremony Dec. 3, and Spc. Usman Zach Khattak, from 51st Translator Interpreter Company, here, was there to take in the festivities. The city also received Mike Lewis (left) as the new city treasurer and Rich Harpole (center) as a new council member. Miss Barstow and…

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Taking time to celebrate earned achievements

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sergeant Johnathan Werner salutes after receiving his promotion to sergeant, here, Nov. 1. His unit, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, watches on. Soldiers with G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, maintain training and rotational operations as a primary focus. However, this did not stop the unit from marking a very…

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E Troop Soldiers keeping combat skills sharp between NTC rotations

Posted  December 6, 2012

Troopers from E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, are training to keep their Soldier skills sharp between training rotations at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

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Building strong bonds

Posted  December 6, 2012

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin gathered on a chilly morning to test their mettle at the Post Command Sergeant Major sponsored Senior NCO “Fun Run” and Team building event, Nov. 27. The event was held at the post obstacle course, with a few “twists” that tested the senior NCO…

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Holiday depression help

Posted  December 6, 2012

As the holidays approach, people generally look forward to spending time with family and friends, taking a few days off of work, and just enjoying the season. Unfortunately for some Service Members and their Families, the holiday season is nothing more than a reminder of how they will miss these very opportunities. Distance from extended…

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Christmas Tree Safety

Posted  December 6, 2012

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree: Before placing the tree in the stand, cut two inches…

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  December 6, 2012

Spc. Maureen Asiimwe Q: Where do you volunteer? A: With the Family Readiness Group for 171st Movement Control Company Q: What do you do as a volunteer? A: I am a FRG leader and a fundraiser at the company Q: What do you get out of volunteering? A: Enhancing esprit de corps and getting to…

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Community Calendar – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Dec. 6 Pouring Class for Ceramics. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Arts and Crafts center, building 976 on Inner Loop Rd. Learn to pour your own pottery! Instructors will be available to teach you how to pour your own pottery, which will…

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Planning your financial future

Posted  December 6, 2012

When planning your finances, it is helpful to think in terms of five buckets of money that you will use for different purposes. Into the first bucket – living expenses – you are going to pour only that portion of your income which will cover your day-to-day living expenses, such as food, rent, clothing, gas,…

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Understand dangers of alcohol to avoid holiday mishaps

Posted  December 6, 2012

1. It doesn’t take as much as you think to blow a .08 on an alcohol breathalyzer test. Based on the weight variable alone, a person’s BAC (blood alcohol content) will likely be .08 as follows: • 110-129 lbs: two drinks in an hour or less • 130-149 lbs: three drinks in two hours or…

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