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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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11th ACR welcomes 20th CSM

Posted  April 26, 2012

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment held a change of responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton J. Reiss, 19th command sergeant major of the 11th ACR, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen...

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Senior leaders duke it out during Ultimate Frisbee game

Posted  April 26, 2012

The glistening dew of the grass is broken up by the heavy steps of the warriors about to conduct battle. The field is set, the players are ready and the game is Ultimate Frisbee. Senior leaders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment competed in a game of Ultimate Frisbee at Fort Irwin April 13. Col….

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Community Briefs April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

TODAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646. A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to…

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VVTA Bus Service to Replace NTC Express

Posted  April 26, 2012

FORT IRWIN, APRIL 18, 2012–Victor Valley Transit Authority has announced that it will begin public bus service from Victor Valley and Barstow  to Fort Irwin. This  six month demonstration project funded in part by a FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant and a local match provided through San Bernardino First District Supervisor Brad…

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted  April 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted  April 26, 2012

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Machine Gun

Posted  April 26, 2012

FRESNO, Calif., April 23 — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Noe Ramos, 21, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to possessing a machine gun. “Criminals who unlawfully possess and traffic in stolen machine guns will always garner ATF’s full attention,” said Special Agent in Charge Scot L. Thomasson. “Due to ATF’s diligence and…

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Family Advocacy Program ice cream social

Posted  April 26, 2012

Jeremy Zyla, 4, eats a blue ice cream cone during the Family Advocacy Program’s ice cream social at Jackrabbit Park April 18. The event was part of FAP’s activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff members from FAP were on hand to provide information about child abuse and child abuse…

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Landmark Inn welcomes new general manager

Posted  April 26, 2012

There’s a new face in charge of Fort Irwin’s hotel. Joyce Wilston took over as general manager of the Landmark Inn April 3. A resident of the High Desert for 13 years, Wilston is a California native and brings many years of hotel management experience to her new role. Before coming...

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Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted  April 26, 2012

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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