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‘Welcome home!’

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Veterans of the Vietnam War era during an event here, March 19. On a clear, warm day, just before the start of spring, the commanding general of this Army combat training center – Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin – proclaimed, “Welcome Home!” to the Veterans during a ceremony…

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Made-over ‘Blue Track’ field reopens for PT, soccer, football

Just in time for the spring weather, Fort Irwin’s track and sports field, “Blue Track Field,” at the corner of Barstow and Inner Loop Roads reopened March 14 after a half-year and $1.6 million renovation project. The oval field inside the blue track was completely gutted out to make way for a new foundation and…

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Fort Irwin team sizzles at cooking contest

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin won seven medals in the 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va., in early March. Team Irwin, comprised of four culinary specialist Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, represented the NTC by wining gold, silver and bronze medals, and taking…

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‘Fury’ Troop conducts Bradley gunnery

This March, the National Training Center did not host a brigade for a training rotation, allowing Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment some additional time to conduct their own training. Normally the regiment is fully engaged in their role as the opposing force, which “fights” the visiting unit. With a break from the training…


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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Posted  February 5, 2016

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

Posted  February 5, 2016

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Posted  February 5, 2016

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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11th ACR receives proclamation from Victorvillet

Posted  February 5, 2016

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received a very special honor from the city of Victorville, Jan 28. The regiment was awarded a proclamation issued by Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia. Proclamations are ceremonial documents distributed by the mayor’s office to recognize extraordinary service provided by organizations or individuals supporting significant events within a community. The proclamation…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted  February 5, 2016

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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