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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.


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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

BOSS Cali Swag Car Show The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host the second annual Cali Swag Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coyote Activity Center.  There will be product giveaways, photo ops with the military show vehicles First Responder Silverado and American Pride Camero, video games, a three-on-three…

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NTC/Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Posted  June 21, 2012

When I spoke to all of the senior NCOs upon my arrival, among other things, I talked about my priorities. Among them is: taking care of the Soldiers, families, and civilian employees in our community. With opportunity leave just a week away, I’m using this, my first “Lead 7 Sends” to remind our Soldiers…

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Rocket launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

A Soldier with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires a rocket-propelled grenade in the simulated town of Medina Wasl at the National Training Center June 14.  The RPG firing was part of training exercises being conducted at the NTC this month to prepare Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for a deployment…

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For 4th Stryker Brigade commander, NTC rotation all about relationships

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division aren’t deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that’s the...

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Adopt-a-pet June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Baby is a 3-year-old female American bulldog who is very friendly.  Peanut is a 12-week-old male kitten.  Dmitri is a German shepherd mix who is about 5-6 months old.  Chum is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy.  Due to regulations, he must be adopted off-post.  To meet these animals…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Aylissa Koch

Posted  June 21, 2012

1. Where do you volunteer? I volunteer at the Oasis Pool, Post Library and with the Red Cross Youth Group.   2. What do you do as a volunteer? I am a swim teacher aide at the pool, I help with the library’s story time (read stories and do crafts) with kids, and I participate in whatever…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 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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Employer meet-and-greet

Posted  June 14, 2012

Elizabeth Hines speaks with an AAFES representative during Fort Irwin’s Employer Meet-and-Greet at Sandy Basin Community Center June 7. The event featured representatives from companies and agencies around the area and was open to veterans, transitioning military, retirees, the Fort Irwin community, and family members.

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Stryker brigade mechanic gets first taste of ‘real’ Army at NTC

Posted  June 14, 2012

Standing over the engine compartment of a Stryker fighting vehicle in the warm afternoon winds of the Mojave Desert, Pvt. Joshua Lopez is a long way from home. The intense heat, the whipping gusts throwing sand...

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