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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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Blackhorse regiment honored for exceptional safety

Posted  August 1, 2014

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received two significant safety awards during a ceremony here, June 30.

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Nation’s birthday celebration at Fort Irwin

Posted  August 1, 2014

Fort Irwin community members enjoying the celebration on Army Field.   Participants climb a wall at the “Mud and Guts Run.”   Participants traverse a mud pit.   Fort Irwin Unites States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga gives Danny “Count” Koker a plaque during the “Red, White and Boom” celebration, July 2. Koker and…

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Special Victim Counsel Program update

Posted  August 1, 2014

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New commander arrives to MEDDAC

Posted  August 1, 2014

Col. Jason Wieman   United States Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Irwin welcomed Col. Jason Wieman as its new commander during a change of command ceremony here, May 30. Commander of Western Regional Medical Command, Brig. Gen. John Cho, presided over the ceremony, where he received the organizational colors from outgoing commander Col. Cheryl…

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Posted  August 1, 2014

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.

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Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The National Training Center’s Operations Group has a new commander. Colonel Jeffery Broadwater took command of the battalion-size unit during a ceremony, July 1.

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Health & Safety

Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted  August 1, 2014

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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Warrior Renew: A unique trauma recovery program for sexual assault survivors

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Fort Irwin SHARP program is teaming up with MEDDAC to implement a six-week, full-time trauma recovery program for active duty servicemembers and dependents, who are survivors of sexual assault – the first of its kind in an active duty setting. The Warrior Renew Program uses an integrated curriculum specifically designed to address the unique…

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What is the Special Victim Counsel?

Posted  August 1, 2014

Courtesy photo The Fort Irwin SHARP Team partnered with the Marine Corp Logistics Base SHARP Team for the “NO More” 5k event. The Special Victims Counsel is a legal assistance attorney who has received special training to provide legal representation to victims of sexual assault. At this time, Active Duty military members, their adult dependents,…

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