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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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Having fun learning about fire safety

Posted  November 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Posted  November 7, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….

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More Mud and Guts Run fun

Posted  November 7, 2014

  Hundreds braved an early-morning chill Oct. 18 for the latest Fort Irwin “Mud and Guts Run.”   Getting sweaty, dirty and wet was all part of the fun as runners overcame obstacles and mud pits.  The event received the following comments from attendees and community members at our Facebook page: Janette Rivera: “Great job…

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Recognizing our Soldiers

Posted  November 7, 2014

Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin assisted in holding an American flag on the field of Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodger’s playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 3   Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga salutes prior to a game at Dodger Stadium, Sept. 28….

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Soldiers sustain Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade tradition

Posted  November 7, 2014

Dozens of Fort Irwin Soldiers in battle gear, in service uniforms, in boots, on horses, and in Army vehicles, led the way for several hundred other participants that paraded down Barstow’s Main Street on a pleasant Saturday evening, Oct. 25.

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Fall Fest a blast

Posted  November 7, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga kicked off Fall Fest with a tapping of a keg, Oct. 24.   The 2014 Fort Irwin Fall Fest combined Halloween and Oktoberfest activities for a fun-filled, two-day community event, Oct. 24-25. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga initiated the Oktoberfest-type festivities with…

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Health & Safety

Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted  November 7, 2014

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers

Posted  November 7, 2014

There are various laws that protect consumers during a debt collection process. One such law is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is a federal law that is designed to protect consumers and debtors by regulating debt collector conduct during debt collection efforts. Below are some things to keep in mind if you…

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Transferring 50 million pounds a month

Posted  November 7, 2014

The sound of a locomotive horn echoing across the rail yard is a common occurrence at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Yermo, Calif.

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Initiating improvements to quality of life

Posted  November 7, 2014

More than 60 Fort Irwin officials and delegates from the community representing the diversity of people working and living here convened to discuss their top 22 concerns about Army and Fort Irwin quality of life issues, Oct. 7 - 8.

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