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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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BOSS visits car show

Posted  April 26, 2012

A Soldier with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program poses next to a motorcycle during the Cars and Cures car show in Apple Valley, Calif., April 21.   Soldiers with Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program dine at Shockwave while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight April 21.

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Friday night in the desert, anything but dry

Posted  April 26, 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in the desert can attest to the dry nature of life.  The occasional spot of rain can be viewed, in the desert context, as a celebratory event—the rare wetting down that brings out the bloom of the desert rose.  And while it may not have been raining the evening of…

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Batter Up!

Posted  April 26, 2012

Tyler Stoeger of Fort Irwin prepares to throw the ball during a Little League game against the East Barstow White Sox at Lillian Park in Barstow April 4.   The umpire keeps a close watch as Fort Irwin catcher Mason Gardner brings down the throw to home to tag out the base runner from the…

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MCSC Women’s Conference

Posted  April 26, 2012

Julie Cummings demonstrates how to make a sushi roll during the Military and Civilian Spouses Club’s annual Women’s Conference April 19 at Reggie’s.   Erika Reinhard watches as Rowan Rakers pours safflower oil into a bowl during a class called “Potions and Lotions” at the Military and Civilian Spouses Club’s annual Women’s Conference April 19…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted  April 26, 2012

Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk…

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K Troop Soldiers fire first TOW missiles in more than a decade

Posted  April 19, 2012

Soldiers from K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fired a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command data link guided missile at the Desert King Mortar Range on Fort Irwin…

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News Briefs April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Pirate party The Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center will host its annual pirate party beginning at noon on Saturday.  Kids can make crafts and participate in pirate-themed activities.  Cost is $15 per “pirate.”  For more information or to sign up, call 380-3431 or visit the arts and crafts center in Bldg. 976 on Inner…

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Big Bear marriage retreat

Posted  April 19, 2012
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Fort Irwin Youth Technology Expo

Posted  April 19, 2012
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