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Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challenge in sports and physical activity events during Resiliency Week here, Dec. 11. Soldiers, families and civilians here participated in training…

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Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irwin community celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month here, Dec. 3. The event, sponsored by 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment,…

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Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and into the desert at a remote, northeast section of the National Training Center, Dec. 16. The burros became…

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Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-crafted. The medal is in honor of her son Cpl. Matthew Creed, who was killed in action in 2006 during…

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Santa sometimes wears blue – Dodger blue!

Tiefort View Intermediate School students had the privilege of attending the annual Los Angeles Dodgers Children’s Holiday Party in December. The school sent 21 students to Dodger Stadium where they received toys and new shoes. The students also had an opportunity to meet Santa, have baseball caps and other items signed by Dodger players, and…


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Spring is for the birds

Posted  February 7, 2014

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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NTC provides realistic training for Special Forces

Posted  February 7, 2014

The mission of the National Training Center is to provide tough, realistic joint and combined arms training, focused at the brigade combat team level and below. But NTC is not limited to training just Army battalions and brigades.

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Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for first time

Posted  February 7, 2014

In a first-ever deployment of its kind, members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force trained at the National Training Center during the January rotation.

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3-2 Stryker and Japanese unit conclude their first decisive action rotation

Posted  February 7, 2014

The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army wrapped up its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, here, Jan. 31.

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2013-2014 flu season update

Posted  February 7, 2014

Preventive Medicine Services, here, has once again led the way in providing flu shots during fiscal year 2013-2014. To date, more than 4,000 flu vaccines have been administered to active duty Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in the Fort Irwin health service area. Our National Training Center‘s current influenza status is 99.4 percent. Way…

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Respite care available for families with exceptional family member

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Army Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and exceptional family member’s severe chronic conditions or significant medical…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Ongoing Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604….

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What is the Special Victim Counsel Program?

Posted  February 7, 2014

Sexual assault is one of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s Army. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has noted that sexual assault destroys the fabric of our force and must be addressed in a thoughtful, effective, and systematic manner. As part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our…

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Don’t wait until April 15

Posted  February 7, 2014

Fort Irwin Tax Center offers free income tax filing for Soldiers, Families, others who qualify Gustavo Bahena (Left to right, foreground) Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Miller, and Maj. Gen. Ted Martin cut a ribbon at this year’s traditional opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, Jan. 17. Martin and Travers are…

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NTC commander receives second star

Posted  February 7, 2014

Photo courtesy Training Support Center Major Gen. Ted Martin is joined by his family after his promotion ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Jan. 24. Wife, Stephanie, and sons Anthony and Teddy attended the traditional ceremony, which saw Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of United States Army Forces Command, pin a second star…

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