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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.

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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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Suit up!

Posted  December 5, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga speaks with Jay Landers, senior vice president of A&R at Verve/Universal Records, during the tour.   Members and leaders of civic, entertainment and non-profit organizations attended a tour here, Nov. 7. Leadership and Soldiers of this installation and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hosted the…

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1916th Support Battalion hosts families at Fall Festival

Posted  December 5, 2014

Attendees of the 1916th Support Battalion Fall Festival go through a haunted house.   Soldiers and leadership of the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade hosted a Fall Festival here, Oct, 29. It was an opportunity to thank Soldiers’ families, said Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Rodriguez – the battalion’s senior non-commissioned officer. Spouses and family…

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Flying Tigers activated

Posted  November 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Celebrating pride, spirit

Posted  November 7, 2014

From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country’s heritage. They have enhanced our nation through contributions in the fields of art, science, education, business and our military. Native Americans have bravely served and participated with distinction in U.S. military actions for more than 200…

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Honoring cultural differences

Posted  November 7, 2014

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of America’s Hispanic community, is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In recognition of this year’s celebration, Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center’s EO/EEO Office hosted “Hispanics, A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success,”…

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Soldier, leader, Veteran

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Veterans Day observance provides the country an opportunity to recognize the contributions of past and current servicemembers, but it also gives Soldiers a chance to reflect on experiences and people who have impacted a career in defense of the United States of America. Deployment experiences, friends and family have been a huge influence in…

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Sustainability involves repairs, latest technology, planning for future

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Directorate of Public Works here strives to keep this post, not only operational, but modern for personnel to conduct the mission of the National Training Center. In the past two fiscal years, DPW has been involved with numerous projects that continue the sustainability and upgrading of the installation, said DPW Director Mohammed Bari. Installation…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Posted  November 7, 2014

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Posted  November 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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News Briefs November, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremonies: 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Barstow; 11:11 a.m. luncheon at Big Bear Convention Center; 6-9:30 p.m. “Troops and Trains” tribute at Harvey House in Barstow, and; 3:30 p.m. parade, concert and fireworks at Palm Springs. Nov. 17 Sign-ups open for Start Smart and youth basketball. Parent Central building…

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