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NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Salutes & Awards

Change of Responsibility cerermonies

Posted  November 1, 2013

A change of responsibility ceremony is scheduled today, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m., for outgoing National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers. The event takes place at the post headquarters, building 988. A change of responsibility will take place, Nov. 15 at…

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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted  November 1, 2013

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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Fort Irwin teaches master resiliency to incoming Soldiers

Posted  November 1, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Charlie Guevara (right), Fort Irwin Waste Management supervisor (with sub-contractor Sullivan International), speaks to the Bear Den Cub Scouts from Troop 67 at the Fort Irwin Recycling Center, Oct. 9. The Scouts visited the facility to learn about the recycling program on post. In September, Fort Irwin revamped…

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Health & Safety

Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  December 6, 2013

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Barstow Community College hosts Thanksgiving-themed social event

Posted  December 6, 2013

“We just wanted to give back and say thanks,” said Kenyetta Grayer, president of the Associated Student Government of Barstow Community College.

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Fort Irwin Boy Scouts step up during planned power outage

Posted  December 6, 2013

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin underwent a planned power outage Nov. 16, and sticking around that Saturday to provide a helping hand to the community was Boy Scout Troop 67.

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Catch the reading bug

Posted  December 6, 2013

When the commanding general of the National Training Center reads to you, well, why would you not listen?

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October 2013 birth announcements

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Dawn Duckels SIMPLY ADORABLE: Savannah Grace Duckel was born Aug. 29 at 7:40 p.m. to Staff Sgt. Woody and Dawn Duckels. The baby girl was seven pounds and 19.5 inches. Dad serves with A Company, Cobra Team in Operations Group. Aria Hope – girl Oct. 1 at 5:50 a.m. 8 lbs., 4 oz,…

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Local congressman holds town hall, views flood damage recovery at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 6, 2013

On his first visit to Fort Irwin, Congressman Paul Cook said he was impressed at how the Fort Irwin community came together after a freak thunderstorm on Aug. 25

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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted  December 6, 2013

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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