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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

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(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Parrott, Operations Group, National Training Center)

3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23 at the National Training Center. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable. “I can’t replicate it anywhere else unless we’re in combat,” Byrom…

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Jason Miller

Fort Irwin kicks off 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich kicked off the 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 6 at an event attended by senior National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership. The AER program is the Army’s emergency financial assistance organization, dedicated to “helping the Army take care of its own” by…

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Ken Drylie

Ridgecrest students get a taste of military life

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— About 40 students from the Sherman E. Burroughs High School got a glimpse into Army life on a tour of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin March 19. The students are part of the school’s career technical program. They had a chance to visit with Soldiers in the 11th Armored…

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Sustainment functions, communication a focus as 3rd ABCT Soldiers prepare for NTC

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT BLISS, Texas — Soldiers assigned to 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, participated in a live-fire exercise at Camp McGregor, New Mexico, March 15. The training exercise, part of the Bulldog Focus exercise that lasted several weeks and focused on readiness and communication, prepared the Soldiers for an…

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(Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Tatum, 50th Public Affairs Detachment, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs)

SFAB roadshow visits NTC

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Soldiers from across the National Training Center gathered at the post theater last month to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). The SFAB recruiting team discussed the important mission of advising and assisting partner nations. Sgt. Maj. Matthew Quick, SFAB recruiting and retention sergeant major, said…

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