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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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Your Profession

Posted  April 4, 2014

Social media is a great tool for Soldiers to stay informed, meet new friends and to keep in-touch with family when abroad. When you use social media with those goals in mind, you’re implementing sound social media application and utilizing these sites as a communication tool rather than a method of self-destruction. It’s when these…

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Fort Irwin homeschool students learn about Native American Indian culture, insects, tortoises

Posted  April 4, 2014

Living or working on Fort Irwin puts its community well into the desert, but it also provides a great opportunity to learn about the unique environment of the Mojave.

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Military Assistance Corporation ends military allotments processing

Posted  April 4, 2014

If you are currently using a military allotment to repay a loan, be aware that one of the largest allotment processors, Military Assistance Corporation, ended allotment processing on March 31. This is only for allotments used to pay commercial/consumer loans (e.g. loans for furniture or electronics). This will not affect MAC allotments for housing. If…

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Federal income taxes and the Affordable Care Act

Posted  April 4, 2014

Many tax payers have asked how the new health care law, called the Affordable Care Act, will affect them when filing income tax returns. While the new law should have no affect for most tax payers when filing 2013 taxes, the new law may affect 2014 income tax filings. The individual shared responsibility provision of…

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NTC and Fort Irwin recognizes women’s character, courage, commitment

Posted  April 4, 2014

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a standing-room only ceremony, March 5.

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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

Posted  April 4, 2014

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.

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News Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 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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Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

Posted  April 4, 2014

Photo by Carlo Casem, Training Support Center Max, a retired military working dog, was given a certificate, medal and doggie toys by the War Dogs Association Chapter 1-Western Region, a non-profit that supports handlers and adopters of retired military working dogs. Angela and Thomas Boggs (rear) adopted the Belgian Malinois after he was retired from…

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Vietnam Veterans converge on Fort Irwin for tribute

Posted  April 4, 2014

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A Vietnam War Veteran returns the salute of a young U.S. Naval Sea Cadet. The exchange took place at the 2014 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony, here, March 28. Home of the National Training Center, Fort Irwin holds the ceremony each year to honor America’s Veterans. Hundreds of…

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Posted  April 4, 2014

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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