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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…


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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted  March 4, 2016

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated African American History Month during a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Feb. 3. The event was coordinated by Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office. The event included a video presentation, singing by Soldiers, Soldiers performing as famous…

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It can be complicated

Posted  March 4, 2016

The heroes are the ones who didn’t come back from Vietnam. That’s what a United States Army Veteran told me one afternoon as I listened to him remember his life as it related to the Vietnam War. He said it was okay to write about our conversation, but to not use his name. Our talk…

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Intermediate school charts strategy for continued success

Posted  March 4, 2016

Tiefort View Intermediate School at Fort Irwin hosted a strategic planning meeting with school district officials, administrators, teachers, students and parents, Feb 19. The meeting served as a collaboration and brain-storming session at the local level within the Silver Valley Unified School District, which manages seven schools in the high desert. Three of those schools…

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AER campaign kicks off

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted  March 4, 2016

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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