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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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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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Tricare Online update

Posted  June 21, 2012

Several years ago, Army Medical Command launched an initiative called Tricare Online, which allows beneficiaries to book their own primary care appointments online.  The TOL system has undergone a few revisions and updates over the years.  Our local staff at Weed Army Community Hospital has worked with the national TOL folks to improve the Weed…

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NTC continues demonstrated leadership in the protection / respect for its environment

Posted  June 21, 2012

The NTC is not only the best military training facility in the world, unequivocally, it is a world leader in protecting the environment and...

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Mentorship ride promotes motorcycle safety, fun

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 1916th Support Battalion got an opportunity to hone their motorcycle riding skills while bonding with fellow Soldiers earlier this month. The battalion hosted a motorcycle mentorship ride from...

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Fort Irwin celebrates Army’s 237th birthday

Posted  June 21, 2012

An ice sculpture commemorates the 237th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin’s Dining Facility #1 June 14.

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Furry force multipliers a big hit at NTC

Posted  June 21, 2012

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab, often stands for a lot of things. She’s the dog troops leave at home before deploying; the one they grew up with. She’s a fond memory, a beacon of happiness – temporarily...

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1916th Organization Day

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a kickball game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day. Soldiers from the 1916th Support Battalion take part in a flag football game June 13 at Fort Irwin during the battalion’s organization day.

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Motorcycle Check Ride helps 11th ACR promote rider safety

Posted  June 14, 2012

In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle incidents and fatalities among Soldiers, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Check Ride from Fort Irwin to Peggy Sue’s Dinner in...

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News Briefs June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

Army birthday celebration Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!  Today marks 237 years since the establishment of the Continental Army.  Come celebrate at one of the events taking place today.  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dining Facility #1 and #2 will host a special Army Birthday lunch menu featuring kabobs, burgers, sides, and red,…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  June 14, 2012

For 237 years this great Army of ours, made up of incredible individuals like yourselves, and your Families, has faithfully defended our shores and our way of living.  In this edition of “Lead 6 Sends,” I humbly ask that you join this great High Desert family of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in…

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