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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.


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Health & Safety

Be aware of heat injury signs

Posted  July 3, 2014

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. During extremely hot weather the body’s ability to cool itself is affected. This happens when the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much…

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News Briefs July 4, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Ongoing Armed forces Voters week is June 30 to July 7. During this week, commanders are encouraged to intensify efforts to contact assigned personnel, ensure they are informed of the requirements for voting, and are provided necessary information regarding voting resources. The majority of Soldiers vote via absentee ballot; therefore, it is necessary to account…

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Fort Irwin at the Guy’s Choice Awards

Posted  July 3, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga (left) is shown with Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrell and actors Chris Hunnam and Mark Wahlberg at the Guy’s Choice Awards. Luttrell and Wahlberg are holding Troops Choice awards. Wahlberg portrayed Luttrell in the movie “Lone Survivor.”   Fort Irwin Soldiers mingled with Hollywood stars…

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

Posted  July 3, 2014

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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Blackhorse takes on MasterChef

Posted  July 3, 2014

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment were featured in an episode of MasterChef, which aired June 9 on FOX.

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Students learn cake decorating art

Posted  July 3, 2014

The white creamy icing was slathered on “guinea pig cakes” with enthusiasm – much of it building up around the edges leading to sweet tempting stalagmites.

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Salutes & Awards

Student receives Commissary scholarship

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Fort Irwin Commissary awarded a military family member a scholarship at a ceremony here, June 5.

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Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

Posted  July 3, 2014

A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28.

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Notarial services explained

Posted  July 3, 2014

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Fort Irwin supporting Big Bear

Posted  July 3, 2014

Pvt. Shawn Kargel, Staff Sgt. Christopher Benton, Sgt. Jerry Sanchez, Sgt. Carlos Auagaro and Pfc. Adam Stachnick of the 916th Support Brigade.   National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers and leadership participated in the annual Old Miners Days Parade at Big Bear, Calif., June 14. The 916th Support Brigade command team of Col. James…

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