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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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BOSS seeks Soldiers for Extreme Velocity Challenge

Posted  April 19, 2012

Do you have what it takes to become an “extreme” champion? The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at Fort Irwin will launch its first Extreme Velocity Challenge next week starting Monday. The challenge consists of participation in three consecutive BOSS-sponsored trips to locations around…

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Supplement use highest among overweight service members

Posted  April 19, 2012

VILSECK, Germany (April 10, 2012) — Dietary and performance enhancing supplements have an artificial image according to an expert who works at the Army Wellness Center here. “Fewer than 30 percent of service members discuss dietary supplements use with their health care providers,” said Kim…

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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted  April 19, 2012

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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‘Thank you and welcome home, my brothers’

Posted  April 12, 2012

On April 5, two simple words made a big impact on several hundred Vietnam-era veterans gathered at Fort Irwin — thank you. The veterans took part in Fort Irwin’s third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony. The day’s events kicked off with a motorcycle parade made up of several…

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Check out FMWR programs!

Posted  April 12, 2012

Annie and Jennifer French pose with their hats after a mother-daughter hat making class at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center in 2011.  The center offers a variety of craft classes each month for all ages.  For more information, visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com, or call call 380-3431 or visit Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road between…

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New Army Child & Youth Fee Policy implemented

Posted  October 11, 2012

On Oct. 1, the Army Child & Youth Fee Policy for fiscal year 2012-13 was implemented for Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Middle School & Teen Programs, SKIES Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. New Family Child Care fees will be implemented on Nov. 1. Ten percent will…

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Desert University is an initiative allowing Soldiers to achieve educational goals while stationed at the NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 27, 2012

The Education Center (building 1020) computer lab is available for Soldiers taking college courses under “DU.” “Desert University” is not a school, but an education initiative implemented through National Training Center Policy Letter 14. “DU” allows a Soldier two days a week, between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., to…

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America’s diversity a source of strength

Posted  September 27, 2012

Maritza Ramirez, Relocation Readiness Program Manager with Army Community Service, here, proudly displays her traditional Mexican dress. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the 2012 National Hispanic Heritage Month observance with a ceremony that saw interviews, dancing and food, Sept. 19. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,…

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Helping Military Families with special needs

Posted  September 27, 2012

Moung Saephanh(Left) and Evelyn Villalobos(Right) The military life style can be challenging. One of the many challenges is moving to a new installation, which means starting your life in a new place, meeting new people, and finding things to do. If you have a family member with special needs, making sure that individual has all…

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American Red Cross Youth Group assist Barstow Veterans with fund raiser

Posted  September 27, 2012

Jade Mooney and her mother, Amber. The American Red Cross Youth Group conducted a bake sale fund raiser in the Landmark Inn, here, Sept. 8. Funds raised went to a project called Adopt-A-Vet, which helps the California State Veterans Home in Barstow. The amount of money raised was $120. Congratulations to the Youth Group for…

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