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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted  May 17, 2012

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, poses with a police car during BOSS’ visit to the USO Car Show at Ontario Airport in Ontario, Calif., May 6. The show raised money for the USO. BOSS will sponsor the second annual Cali Swag Car Show June 23 at Fort…

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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted  May 17, 2012

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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A muddy good time

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Jeff Loper, Fort Irwin G3, runs into a mud pit during the inaugural Barstow Mud Run at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow May 12. The run raised money for the veterans home and the Barstow Kiwanis Club’s youth programs.

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11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

Posted  May 17, 2012

Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army’s best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge...

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Relay race winners!

Posted  May 17, 2012

Members of the Desert Warriors team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking first place in the annual Association of the U.S. Army relay race from Fort Irwin to Barstow May 5. Members of the MCC 1916th team pose for a photo at the Veterans Home of California-Barstow after taking…

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Fort Irwin & NTC Safety Team May 2012 Newsletter

Posted  May 17, 2012

Army motorcycle statistics compared to Fort Irwin The loss of any Soldier for any reason is unfortunate and degrades our force protection.  Fort Irwin has not experienced a privately-owned motorcycle fatality since 2009.  Records indicate that we have had four motorcycle accidents so far in fiscal year 2012.  Of those four, one person was 27…

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Dragon Team slays wall

Posted  May 10, 2012

Members of Operations Group Dragon Team, Cpl. Thomas Flood (left), Sgt. Gary Clark (right) man belay for rappelling soldiers while...

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News Briefs May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2012

Sandy Basin pool opens tomorrow The Sandy Basin swimming pool will open for the summer tomorrow at 10 a.m.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and that no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The…

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