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Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays to everyone at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, from the staff of Aerotech News and Review! This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link below. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…


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Posted  December 1, 2017

2916th Christmas Toy Drive  2916th is doing a Christmas toy drive to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Collection boxes have been placed inside the Barstow Walmart (near the customer service desk) and inside the main PX in front of the old Petals and Blooms store. Donations accepted through Dec. 12. For more information contact…

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Ironhorse Brigade tests its mettle at the National Training Center

Posted  November 27, 2017

In late November, fierce winds stir up sand storms across the Mojave Desert and obscure the sharp mountain ridges that jut above the horizon.

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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Posted  November 22, 2017

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Posted  November 17, 2017

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

Posted  November 17, 2017

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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