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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony here, Feb. 24. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Scott, senior dental non-commissioned officer with…

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Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the ROTC at the University of Maine and was commissioned…

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Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Gustavo Bahena Graduates of Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15: Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Gomez, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Carter, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cummings, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sentilles, Sgt. 1st Class Demetri Alston, Staff Sgt. Aaron Bascom, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo De La Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Francis, Sgt. 1st Class Judith King, Sgt….


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Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center Chief of Staff Col. Richard Wilson (right) describes training of rotational units during a visit by Gen. Raheel Sharif (second from left), chief of army staff for the Pakistani army, to the NTC, Nov. 21. The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif…

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Best season for Trojans

Posted  December 5, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Players of the Silver Valley High School football team gathered for a photo during a practice, Nov. 19. The Silver Valley High School football team played its best season, going 10-2 for the year. The Trojans won their league, Desert Mountain, with a 7-0 record. Although their season came to an end when…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa A La Salle High School student painting a mural on the Pizza Hut’s shop window has fun having a photo taken with customers waiting for their pizza. An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School…

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How to get a 25-foot tree to really stand tall

Posted  December 5, 2014

Les Ozawa The 25-foot white pine is raised to its position at the Towne Center courtyard. Staff of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and High Desert Support Services took delivery of a 25-foot, white pine tree and focused was on how to stand it up at the Fort Irwin Town Center in late November. Once…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted  December 5, 2014

Bridget Blehm (center), founder of For Families of Active Military, briefs volunteers and Fort Irwin staff, shortly after arriving at Fort Irwin with volunteers from Pasadena.   An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School in Pasadena…

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100 percent compliant

Posted  December 5, 2014

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, received a commanding general’s award for accomplishing 100 percent flu inoculations, Oct. 31.

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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted  December 5, 2014

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted  December 5, 2014

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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Army Engineers: more than just construction

Posted  December 5, 2014

Soldiers from the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were tasked to provide stabilization and security by constructing security perimeters for operations during a training rotation here, Nov. 8.

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