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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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Adopt-a-pet August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

Piglet, Pooh, Bert and Ernie are adorable male kittens who are looking for forever homes. Bert and Ernie are about 12 weeks old and were found together in the trash, where they were rescued and brought to the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic. They are very sweet but would do best in a family that understands…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin Military and Civilian Spouses Club will hold a super Sign-Up event from 10 a.m. to 2p .m. at Sandy Basin Community Center. All spouses are welcome to come and learn about everything the club has to offer. Light refreshments will be served. Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30…

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S and T Troop families get a taste of Army PT

Posted  August 16, 2012

Troopers from the Supply and Transportation Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families conducted physical training at Fort Irwin July 23...

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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted  August 16, 2012

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted  August 16, 2012

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted  August 16, 2012

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  August 16, 2012

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 U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

Posted  August 9, 2012

The Army’s Expert Infantryman Badge is considered a discriminator for the infantry. Those that have it are looked upon as warriors dedicated to their cause. Those that don’t have it, want it.

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News Briefs – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

School starts today Today is the first day of school for Silver Valley Unified School District. Please be aware of increased traffic around Fort Irwin’s schools. Following is a schedule of back-to-school events:   Fort Irwin Middle School 8/9 – 7:50 Alphabetized grade-level posters in place with Homeroom Assignments 8/9 – 8:15-8:35 In Homerooms, Greet…

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Lead 6 Sends – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2012

Since being established a year ago Desert University or “Desert-U” has an average enrollment of 113 Soldiers and Leaders. While pursuing education goals while simultaneously balancing mission requirements is always challenging, it’s a critical part of our professional ethic.

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