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Flying Tigers deploy to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

The “Flying Tigers” company from this installation deployed in mid-October to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade – operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems and was activated here October 2014. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

The United States Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded a decisive action rotation here in October. The Ironhorse brigade spent two weeks (Oct. 10-23) – of the four week rotation 16-01 – in “the box” or the 1,200 square miles of maneuver area of the National Training Center. The field portion…

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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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Unit leaders discuss SHARP topics

Company-level unit leaders gathered to discuss about and make recommendations in the battle against sexual assault and sexual harassment during a conference here in September. Approximately 200 Company commanders, first sergeants and platoon leaders deliberated, within five working groups, a specific problem or question. The conference was hosted by staff of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response…

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Remembering September 11, honoring the fallen

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community paid tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a remembrance walk and a memorial service, Sept. 11, 2015. The remembrance walk began at Army Field on this military installation and continued to the center chapel. The NTC and Fort Irwin…

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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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“We Serve” 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  October 13, 2015

The 2015 United States Army Soldier Show “We Serve” presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym, Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended…

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Leadership, FMWR employees sign covenant of service

Posted  October 13, 2015

Installation leadership and approximately 50 employees of Fort Irwin’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate gathered to sign together an Employee and Customer Covenant, Sept. 16. The covenant, established five years ago by Installation Management Command, is an affirmation of commitment to Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians. Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander…

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Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at NTC

Posted  September 4, 2015

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear (Aug. 5-6) during a visit here, Aug. 4-6. “The National Training Center is the premier training location for the…

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39th Chief of Staff of the Army: Initial Message to the Army

Posted  September 4, 2015

We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation’s history. No matter where we are around the world, America’s Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment and character. We are demonstrating unparalleled competence and agility. And no matter the challenge, no matter how complex the environment, or how dangerous the situation, our Soldiers…

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