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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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Salutes & Awards

Thank you for your service and leadership

Posted  May 31, 2012

Inside a packed ballroom, seven Soldiers retired from the United States Army at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center during a ceremony, May 29. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell...

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Events

Stepping up to a Warrior Challenge

Posted  May 31, 2012

Spc. Vargas reaches up to break a hold by Warrant Officer 1 Ronnie Grubbs, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, during Fort Irwin’s second annual Warrior Challenge Army combatives tournament...

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Join us for your next meal

Posted  May 31, 2012

Garrison Dining Facility 1 (Building 254) is staffed and operated by Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 916th Support Brigade and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building is near the Garrison Headquarters and the NCO barracks. The facility is open to all who are serving, working or just visiting Fort…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information,…

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Events

Find success at the “Employer Meet and Greet”

Posted  May 31, 2012

Transitioning servicemembers, veterans, retirees, military dependants and the Fort Irwin community are invited to attend the “Employer Meet and Greet” on June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sandy Basin Community Center. If you are looking for employment, or considering a career...

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Events

Eagle Team change of command

Posted  May 31, 2012

Katie Benoit, spouse of incoming Eagle Team commander Capt. Keith Benoit, accepts a bouquet of yellow flowers from an Eagle Team Soldier during a change of command ceremony at Bicycle Lake Airfield, May 24. Photos by Caroline Keyser Capt. Timothy Decker, incoming Eagle Team commander, passes off the guidon to team first sergeant Sgt. 1st…

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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted  May 24, 2012

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted  April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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News Briefs April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

Tour de Irwin The Tour de Irwin is a 41-mile, 10-mile and 2.5-mile bicycle race around Fort Irwin tomorrow.  All are welcome to participate or cheer on competitors.  Registration is $25 and $15 for children 12 and under.  Registration is available at Outdoor Recreation, Freedom and Memorial fitness centers, and Coyote Activity Center.  For more…

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Army aims to grow more resilience trainers on its own

Posted  April 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 30, 2012) — About 8,000 Soldiers are now trained as “master resilience trainers,” or MRTs, and the Army wants even more, but it hopes to train them in an Army school. The MRT course is a “teaching…

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