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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…


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The power to contract – use it wisely

Posted  October 3, 2014

The basic memorialization or record of any business transaction is a contract. More often than not, this contract is the only evidence of any relationship between the parties to the transaction. Whether you are purchasing something as simple and routine as a grocery item off the shelf at a commissary or your first car, you…

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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

Posted  October 3, 2014

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

Posted  October 3, 2014

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony

Posted  October 3, 2014

Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga speaks at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony here, Sept. 11.   Children from the second grade class of Lewis Elementary School support the 9/11 memorial procession.   Two young Soldiers look at the Fallen Soldier Memorial during the ceremony.   “Fueled by the Fallen” Angel Cars, bearing the names…

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Our community strengthens as individuals respect each other

Posted  October 3, 2014

I felt pride and honor as I joined the Fort Irwin community gathered for the Domestic Violence Awareness Lantern Walk, Oct. 1. I saw unity in the crowd of Fort Irwin residents assembled to show support in purging a problem that has divided families and couples in America. I saw leadership by individuals, Soldiers and…

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

Posted  October 3, 2014

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.

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Pride and unity rose from the flames

Posted  October 3, 2014

G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith speaks during the Fort Irwin 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony. Hundreds of Fort Irwin residents and guests gathered near the installation town center for a 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11 The event, which included acceptance of F.D.N.Y. Ladder 152 –…

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699th Maintenance Company inactivated

Posted  October 3, 2014

The 699th Maintenance Company cased its colors during an inactivation ceremony here, Sept. 15.

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