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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Upholding legacy of the Cavalry

Posted  March 10, 2014

11 ACR Troopers earn their spurs A total of 83 Troopers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment earned their spurs in a time-honored unit event called the Spur Ride, Feb. 2-3. Although the Cavalry no longer use horses tactically, the Spur Ride remains a long-standing tradition adopted by the United States Cavalry, dating back to the days of…

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The NTC’s replicated enemy

Posted  March 10, 2014

An 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Trooper atop an Opposing Forces Surrogate Vehicle, (OSV) awaits battle with the approaching 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during training at the National Training Center, June 2013. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has spent the last 18 months training and executing decisive action opposing force tactics, and as…

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Scouts get their sea legs

Posted  March 10, 2014

Scouts John and Steven Shopa stand on the flight deck of the USS Midway museum. Fort Irwin Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 67 continue to keep Scouting interesting for its members. Recently, Scouts “enlisted” for 18 hours in the United States Navy while spending a night on the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, according to…

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Assessing, characterizing, exploiting the site

Posted  March 10, 2014

An exercise participant packages materials taken from a suspected “chemical weapons” facility during a training exercise here, Jan. 31. Tucked in among the mountains, rock and desert landscape of the National Training Center instruction continues to challenge members of America’s armed forces and that of its partner nations. Already well known for the realism included in training scenarios and…

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Top Army NCO to NTC Soldiers: trust, respect essential to Army profession

Posted  March 10, 2014

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) speaks with Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the National Training Center, Feb. 20. The unit provides a realistic opposition to rotational training units during two weeks in “the box” – the 1,200 square miles of varied terrain at the NTC. The contemporary…

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News Briefs March 10, 2014

Posted  March 10, 2014

Army Campaign During March, the country observes National Women’s History Month.  The theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created legacies that expand the frontiers of possibility for their character, courage and commitment as mothers, Soldiers, educators, relief workers, institution builders, CEO’s, and…

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Law protects from unfair debt collection practices

Posted  March 10, 2014

Are you currently in debt to the point where you have debt collectors harassing you? If so, you should know that there is a federal law that can protect you from unfair debt collection practices. It will not completely eliminate the debts you owe, but will protect you from harassment and abuse by debt collectors. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act involves…

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A bicycle on the road is not a toy

Posted  March 10, 2014

Dangerous bicycle riding habits have recently been observed at major intersections and busy roadways on Fort Irwin. Bicycle riders must obey all traffic laws. Use the following rules to keep you and your family safe while enjoying your next ride. Obey All Traffic Laws. A bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver. When you…

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Know the symptoms, dangers of brain injuries

Posted  March 10, 2014

A traumatic brain injury is a disruption of brain function resulting from a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury. A TBI can occur on the battlefield, on the football field, on the playground, in a car accident, and even at home. There are four categories of TBI including mild, moderate, severe…

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March is National Brain Injury Aware- ness Month and Fort Irwin medical personnel will be informing the com- munity about the symptoms and dan- gers of traumatic brain injuries.

Posted  March 10, 2014

arch is National Brain Injury Aware- ness Month and Fort Irwin medical personnel will be informing the com- munity about the symptoms and dangers of traumatic brain injuries. Weekly radio broadcasts on KNTC 88.3 FM during the month, information booths in various locations, and activities with chil- dren will be held to provide the community…

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