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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

Rising to the occasion

Posted  December 6, 2013

One of Fort Irwin’s very own has been selected as a finalist for the Army-wide competition, Operation Rising Star. First Lt. Derrick Bishop, executive officer of H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, will represent Fort Irwin and is one of 12 finalists announced by Army Entertainment to vie for the top spot…

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51st TICO Soldier recounts her journey to the United States

Posted  December 6, 2013

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares her story below. Her name is not used, because of the changing political…

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Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria receives a non-commissioned officer sword from Col. Jon Braga during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 15. On a clear, breezy morning on this High Desert military installation, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15….

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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted  December 6, 2013

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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PASSING OF THE NCO SWORD

Posted  December 6, 2013

Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) takes hold of a non-commissioned officer sword from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 1. Travers became the command sergeant major for the NTC and Fort Irwin, taking on the post held previously by Command Sgt….

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National American Indian Heritage celebration informs community about local history, culture

Posted  December 6, 2013

Courtesy Photo Joseph Jimenez and Curtis Martin, singers for the Black Mountain Birdsingers, sang during the National Training Center and Fort Irwin National American Indian Heritage Month celebration, here, Nov. 13. Five members of the Black Mountain Birdsingers sang and danced traditional songs of the Mohave tribe, which is part of the Colorado River Indian…

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Bringing the gridiron to ‘the box’

Posted  December 6, 2013

Soldiers, Families part of FOX NFL Thanksgiving broadcast from NTC training area Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers and Family members atop an M1 Abrams tank yell out a cheer during a FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show. The show was broadcast live from a National Training Center training village before the…

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Medics graduate with two-year degree

Posted  January 10, 2014

Five Soldiers graduated with an associate’s of science degree during a ceremony, here, Nov. 14.

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November and December 2013 birth announcements

Posted  January 10, 2014

Natalie Booseh – girl Nov. 6 at 3:45 a.m. 8 lbs., 3 oz. Spc. Alex Adl and Shaghayegh Yadegari Unit/Company: 51st Translator Interpreter Company Kawika David Anthony – boy Nov. 8 at 5:02 a.m. 7 lbs., 13 oz., 20.9 inches Staff Sgt. Frank and Evangeline Rodriguez Unit/Company: Operations Group Niko Dimitri – boy Nov. 8.at…

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Scorpions scale Tiefort summit

Posted  January 10, 2014

The oldest Operations Group team, the Green Team, became the tallest after the unit and family members reached the top of Tiefort Mountain, here, Nov. 26.

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