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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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Events

Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 12, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

TODAY The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow. Anyone with valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service. Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride. Children 5 and under are free. For more information,…

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Salutes & Awards

MEDDAC celebrates birthday

Posted  July 12, 2012

Capt. Amos Fox, MEDDAC commander Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, and Capt. Jiin Kim cut a cake for the birthday of the U.S. Army...

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Events

Exceptional Family Member Program having a good ‘ol time

Posted  July 5, 2012

Brianna Olsen gets her face painted during the Exceptional Family Member Program picnic that was held at Jackrabbit Park, June 26.

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Health & Safety

What’s in YOUR Bottle?

Posted  July 5, 2012

Many people eat one or two meals a day and consume soft drinks, juices, juice drinks, energy drinks, or sports drinks throughout the day. The first inclination is typically, ‘I barely eat anything so why can’t I lose weight?’ The reason can be fairly simple. It might be excessive calories from beverages.

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Health & Safety

Quarterly domestic water notice

Posted  June 28, 2012

Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems: a Reverse Osmosis or RO System and a domestic use system or DU system. The domestic use (DU) water is…

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Dual military couple together for Father’s Day in the desert

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn’t receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father’s Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert. Before he began his training at the National Training Center...

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News Briefs June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

BOSS Cali Swag Car Show The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host the second annual Cali Swag Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coyote Activity Center.  There will be product giveaways, photo ops with the military show vehicles First Responder Silverado and American Pride Camero, video games, a three-on-three…

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NTC/Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Posted  June 21, 2012

When I spoke to all of the senior NCOs upon my arrival, among other things, I talked about my priorities. Among them is: taking care of the Soldiers, families, and civilian employees in our community. With opportunity leave just a week away, I’m using this, my first “Lead 7 Sends” to remind our Soldiers…

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Rocket launch

Posted  June 21, 2012

A Soldier with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fires a rocket-propelled grenade in the simulated town of Medina Wasl at the National Training Center June 14.  The RPG firing was part of training exercises being conducted at the NTC this month to prepare Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division for a deployment…

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For 4th Stryker Brigade commander, NTC rotation all about relationships

Posted  June 21, 2012

Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division aren’t deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that’s the...

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