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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

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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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Generous Community

Posted  September 6, 2013

  The Feds Feed Families campaign on Fort Irwin concluded with a donation of food totaling almost 15,000 pounds to several programs that help community members of Barstow, Calif. The Fort Irwin Commissary, directed by Cynthia Hernandez, loaded onto a delivery truck and van: canned food, dried food items, watermelons, potatoes and bottled water for…

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Changing of the Stole

Posted  September 6, 2013

Photo courtesy of Center Chapel The Contemporary Protestant Worship Service that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel was able to participate in the “Changing of the Stole Ceremony” between Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Doug Prentice and Chaplain (Maj.) Bart Herndon, July 28. Chaplain Prentice was departing for a follow-on…

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Yes, drill sergeant!

Posted  September 6, 2013

With her daughter Nailah at her side, National Training Center’s Operations Group Schools NCO Staff Sgt. Maria Deogracia (Grace) Elisan was administered an oath by NTC’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, during her reenlistment, Aug. 19.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  September 6, 2013

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, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Hope springs eternal

Posted  September 6, 2013

On a sweltering July morning in the middle of the National Training Center, the distinctive beat of a fast-approaching helicopter cuts the heat.

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Education Fair shows community higher learning opportunities

Posted  September 6, 2013

The Fort Irwin Education Center held its annual Education Fair at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center, Aug. 1.

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Supporting education and our future: A Fort Irwin tradition

Posted  September 6, 2013

The end of summer can be marked by children returning to school. This transition can be tough and even a little scary, but on Aug. 8, the Troopers of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment assisted in this transition for the children of Fort Irwin Middle School, here.

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September 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  September 6, 2013

Middle School Activities Sept. 2 Holiday – Closed Sept. 3 Fine Arts Club – Water Color Sept. 4 Smart Girls & Mixed Martial Art, 2 -3 p.m. Sept. 5 Cooking Club Sept. 6 Work Of Art Day – Free Choice Sept. 9 Nail Art Sept. 10 Fine Arts Club – Acrylic Painting Sept. 11 Smart…

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Local Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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NTC’s Maj. Green goes to Holland

Posted  September 6, 2013

NTC Soldier masters the Four Days March for seventh time Courtesy Photo More than 44,000 civilians and military personnel from all over the world participated in the 97th Viderdaagse march around Nijmegen, Netherlands. When much of the National Training Center took a much needed break in July from its normal high tempo training operations, NTC’s…

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