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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

High Desert Warrior - May 4 2018 News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate.

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Ken Drylie

Some like it hot!

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fire Explorers from all over San Bernardino County traveled to the dusty Mojave for the 21st annual Inland Empire Fire Explorer Academy, held here March 7-11. The yearly event gives young adults, ages 14-21, a chance to get an up-close look at the life of a firefighter. The multi-day event allowed…

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#KnowYourMil: Sgt. Faatali Siaea

Posted  April 6, 2018

U.S. Army Sgt. Faatali Siaea, an 89B Ammunition Specialist for Operations Group, reenlisted at the National Training Center’s iconic painted rocks March 19.  Originally from American Samoa, Siaea joined the Army for the educational opportunities. However, now that he’s only three classes shy of an associate degree, he has shifted directions to stay in the…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Air Force, Army collaborate during joint training

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In the heart of the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, U.S. Army ground forces engaged in fierce combat with mock insurgents. As the grueling battle intensified with no standstill in sight, these combat warriors remained confident, knowing aerial support was a radio call away. To the ground troops’ relief, loud booms…

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(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Parrott, Operations Group, National Training Center)

3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23 at the National Training Center. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable. “I can’t replicate it anywhere else unless we’re in combat,” Byrom…

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Jason Miller

Fort Irwin kicks off 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich kicked off the 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 6 at an event attended by senior National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership. The AER program is the Army’s emergency financial assistance organization, dedicated to “helping the Army take care of its own” by…

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