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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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Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. TOMORROW There will be a money management class from 1-3 p.m. in the…

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted  August 23, 2012

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted  August 23, 2012

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted  August 23, 2012

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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Sports

FMWR hosts inaugural golf tournament

Posted  August 23, 2012

Birdies, bogies, divots and hula-hoops…hula-hoops? There was something for everyone at the inaugural Fort Irwin golf tournament Aug. 18 in Apple Valley, Calif....

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Health & Safety

2012-2013 Fort Irwin Influenza immunization campaign underway

Posted  August 23, 2012

The 2012-2013 Influenza Immunization Campaign at Fort Irwin has kicked off in preparation for the influenza season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Individuals over the age of 65, young children, and individuals with certain health conditions…

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Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

Posted  August 23, 2012

Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn’t her fate as she makes her mark on the Army....

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Gold Star Dads connect with Fort Irwin Soldiers

Posted  August 16, 2012

Gold Star Dads and Blue Star Mothers, originations dedicated to helping those who lost a family member or have family members currently serving, held an event Aug. 11 in Riverside, Calif., in remembrance to those who have fallen or are currently serving...

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Lead 7 Sends – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2012

We all communicate every day – but we sometimes don’t communicate effectively. When was the last time you texted one of your Soldiers? Is sending a text message a reliable form of communication? Is sending an email effective? What about a phone call?

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted  August 16, 2012

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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