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Survivor shares harrowing acount of his attempted suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge 16 years ago and survived. He described it as "one of the most violent and scary ways imaginable" to die.

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Army Museum a tribute to all Soldiers who served

"This museum will remind all of us what it means to be a Soldier, what it means to serve with incredible sacrifice, with incredible pride," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…


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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted  February 6, 2015

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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My transformation

Posted  February 6, 2015

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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Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

Posted  February 6, 2015

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African…

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NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Posted  February 6, 2015

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a quarterly military and civilian awards ceremony, Jan 12. The event awarded Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians for various achievements. The non-commissioned officer of the year, for fiscal year 2014, received an Army Commendation Medal. Four Soldiers and NCOs received Army Achievement Medals for winning…

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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