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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

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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December 2012 birth announcements

Posted  January 11, 2013

Aydan Liam – boy Dec. 1 at 11:56 a.m. 8 lbs., 14 oz., 21 inches LCPL Suzie Lockwood Unit/Company: HQBN Cyniyah Faith – girl Dec. 3 at 7:49 a.m. 7 lbs., 15 oz., 20.5 inches Sgt. Sin Tai and Deonte Brown Unit/Company: RHHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Luke Robert – boy Dec. 3 at 9:59…

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Health & Safety

Get them signed up by Feb. 11

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Sports at Child Youth and School Services is now registering children for winter and spring sports. Sports include: underhand pitch baseball and softball, tee ball, “Start Smart” baseball (for youth ages 3-5), indoor soccer, and track and field. The winter and spring season begins Feb. 25 and April 9 (track and field). Registration costs…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Posted  January 11, 2013

Leadership, Soldiers and community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at a ceremony, Jan. 9, here.

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Rosy start to the new year

Posted  January 11, 2013

Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families attend Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, Jan. 1 Soldiers and Family members from this installation got a chance to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena up close, Jan. 1 A generous invitation by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation provided tickets to grandstand seats…

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A Dodger blue Christmas for Fort Irwin children

Posted  January 11, 2013

For some Fort Irwin children the colors of Christmas included blue – Dodger Blue that is. The group of children that made a school trip, Dec. 12, to the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium came from Tiefort View Intermediate School. Their visit with Dodger players of past and present, included photo opportunities, gifts, and story time….

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Commissary fast facts

Posted  January 11, 2013

Students can apply for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children; Commissary recycling nets $5.3 million for surcharge fund

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted  January 11, 2013

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Army

Posted  January 11, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes, and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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Community Calendar – January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Ongoing SKIES Unlimited is an acronym for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” representing the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth. SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six…

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Are you Desert Strong?

Posted  January 11, 2013

Courtesy Photo Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness is a long-term, enduring initiative that broadens the assessment and training of every member of the Army beyond the standard physical and technical abilities. Just as everyone enters the Army with a variable amount of strength in each of the dimensions of strength (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and…

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