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

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

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

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

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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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

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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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Community garden club seeks members There will be a meeting of the Fort Irwin community garden club tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Coyote Activity Pavilion next to the skate park.  All are welcome.  No gardening experience is necessary.  New members have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new club and to garden…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

There is less than one month left until the Fort Irwin 2012 AER campaign ends on May 15, but there is still time to donate after the end of the campaign.  AER is always accepting donations, which are used to directly support our Soldiers and their families.  There are currently 743 Soldiers who have donated…

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Birth Announcements for March 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

ARLINE CRYSTAL, girl, 5 lbs., 13 oz., 17 inches, born to Dixie and Bryce Galvin, Feb. 10, at 12:40 p.m.   DANIEL KENNETH, boy, 9 lbs., 11 oz., 21 inches, born to David and Kory Lillie, Mar. 5, at 3:17 p.m.   ASTON HUNTER JOHN, boy, 8 lbs., 0 oz., 19 ¾  inches, born to Devin and…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Binge drinking

Posted  April 19, 2012

Binge drinking is thought to be a fun activity, a way to relax after a putting in a week of hard work.  But it can also be dangerous, even deadly.  Drinking to get drunk is the sole purpose of binge drinking.  Binge drinkers consume large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time to…

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IMCOM and FORSCOM ROC Drill: Teamwork and Collaboration Ensure Mission Accomplishment

Posted  April 19, 2012

FORT POLK, La. — Senior leaders from the Installation Management Command and Forces Command met with commanders from Fort Irwin, Calif., and Fort Polk, La., April 12 to discuss the delivery of readiness and family and…

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TVIS kids run to meet goals

Posted  April 19, 2012

Tiefort View Intermediate School held the TVIS Fun Run 2012 at the school’s campus April 11. Organized by Jennifer Kimbrough, treasurer of the TVIS Parent Teacher Organization, and supported by Soldiers from Operations Group, the event was planned to serve several purposes: to promote physical fitness, to raise funds for PTO programs, and to…

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BOSS at Miss Barstow Pageant

Posted  April 19, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson, Sgt. Quentin Davis, and Spc. Barnett pose with a winner of the Miss Barstow Pageant April 14 at the Ramada Inn in Barstow, Calif.  The Soldiers came to the pageant with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program to help pageant staff with setting up. (Courtesy photo)

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Underwater Easter egg hunt

Posted  April 19, 2012

  Fort Irwin kids and parents wait for the start of the annual underwater Easter egg hunt at Oasis Pool April 6. (Courtesy photos)  

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Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

Posted  April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 17, 2012) — President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16 for his actions during the Vietnam War. Sabo is credited with saving…

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