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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

Photo by Spc. Ashley Marble, Operations Group Local

Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Salutes & Awards

Volunteer Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Ernest Bonner

Posted  May 24, 2012

Where do you volunteer? The National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA and the community of Barstow, CA.   What do you do as a volunteer? Youth Sports Coach and Helper for Meals on Wheels   What do you get out of volunteering? The joy of passing on the knowledge I possess in the various sporting…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

TODAY The Middle School Teen Center and School Age Services will have a summer bash from 3-6 p.m.  There will be a dunk tank, bounce houses, activities and food.  For more information, call 380-3732. A representative from Ashford University will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

Posted  May 24, 2012

Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

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Fort Irwin UCMJ actions May 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

A Fort Irwin noncommissioned officer was recently convicted and kicked out of  the Army for assault and wearing unauthorized badges on his uniform.  On May 10, 2012, the military judge, Lt. Col. Michael Walther, tried and convicted Sgt. Antonio Heyward, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, of multiple  offenses at…

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Health & Safety

Grilling Safety

Posted  May 24, 2012

SAFETY TIPS Propane and charcol BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at leaste three feet away from the grill area. Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup…

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Fort Irwin teen earns second-degree black belt

Posted  May 24, 2012

Aiden Hitchcock prepares to break a board with his foot while testing for a second-degree black belt in karate at Fort Irwin’s STARZ Academy building May 16. In the world of karate, Aiden Hitchcock has achieved a major milestone. The Fort Irwin Middle School eighth-grader attained the rank of second-degree black belt here May 16….

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Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

Posted  May 24, 2012

Crowning a vast glacier and surrounded by other peaks of impressive magnitude rises Mount McKinley, also known as Denali (a Koyukon Athabaskan word meaning “The High One”).

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours – Monday, May 28, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

AAFES All AAFES facilities will observe normal operating hours.   MWR ACS Barstow Outreach Center – Closed ACS, Bldg 561 – Closed Arts & Crafts Center, Bldg 976 – Closed Auto Craft Shop, Bldg 910 – Closed CDC, Bldg 1317 – Closed CDC, Bldg 4150 – Closed CYSS Parent Central, Bldg 109 – Closed CYSS…

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 24, 2012

Spc. Devin Johnson poses in front of a car during the Bimmerfest car show in Pasadena, Calif., May 19.  Johnson and Soldiers from Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program visited the show to promote Fort Irwin and the upcoming BOSS Cali Swag Car Show, which will take place June 23 at Fort Irwin.

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Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

Posted  May 17, 2012

All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry...

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