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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.

Photo by Spc. Ashley Marble, Operations Group Local

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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Exchange to offer fee-free Holiday Layaway program

Posted  November 1, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Fort Irwin Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that…

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Don’t do it

Posted  November 1, 2012

Offenses ranging from disrespecting a commissioned officer to providing alcohol to an underage Soldier punished under Uniformed Code of Military Justice During September, several Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received non-judicial punishment following Article 15 proceedings. A…

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Operational concept of the future

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, scrape carbon from the barrel of a M109A6 Paladin howitzer in preparation for a Decisive Action training rotation at the National Training Center. The M109A6 is a technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system. The fire-control system is fully automated, providing accurate position…

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Salutes & Awards

2012 NCO, Soldier of Year named

Posted  October 25, 2012

Soldier of the Year Spc. Saral Shrestha receives his award from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 22, 2012) – Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army’s 2012 Noncommissioned…

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Gen. Odierno visits JRTC, Fort Polk for Decisive Action rotation

Posted  October 25, 2012

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers, Oct. 9, during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center Decisive Action training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers. Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk during a Joint Readiness Training…

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Lifestyle changes part of overall plan to prevent breast cancer

Posted  October 25, 2012

Although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Recent evidence supports the link between obesity and breast cancer risk. Thus, controlling one’s weight would also contribute to…

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Up close

Posted  October 25, 2012

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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Be safe when walking, be aware of pedestrians when driving

Posted  October 25, 2012

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed nationwide every year, and an additional 85,000 to 90,000 suffer from injuries inflicted on them by a moving vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent…

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Bishop from Archdiocese of Military Services visits Fort Irwin

Posted  October 25, 2012

Catholic Bishop Neal Buckon, from the Archdiocese of Military Services, conducted a pastoral visit to Fort Irwin’s Catholic community, Sept. 25.

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Caught … following all the rules

Posted  October 25, 2012

Kamyra Childs was “Caught” being safe on her way to school. Kamyra was riding her bike while mom jogged alongside her to insure her safe arrival. Kamyra was wearing an approved helmet and following all pedestrian rules when Garrison Safety spotted her. Kamyra received a “Caught” being safe back pack with a $30 Exchange gift…

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