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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.

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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

Congratulations graduates!

Posted  June 6, 2014

Associate of Dean of Park University’s School of Business Dr. Penelope DeJong places a graduation hood on Master Sgt. Andrea Johnson, chief paralegal with Staff Judge Advocate here, during a graduation ceremony, May 22. Johnson received her master’s degree in business administration.   The Fort Irwin Education Center hosted its 17th Annual Consolidated Graduation ceremony,…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE online saves time

Posted  June 6, 2014

TRICARE Online (TOL) is designated for TRICARE Prime patients currently enrolled at a military treatment facility, and is designed to make scheduling and/or cancelling appointments within the military health system easier and more convenient. TOL is a secure Department of Defense Web portal, with patient-focused access to: Round the clock appointment scheduling (Never be put…

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Sleep critical to good health

Posted  June 6, 2014

Adequate sleep plays a critical role in maintaining one’s health. Yet, 42 percent of military personnel are getting less than five hours of sleep per night according to researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. This particular study revealed various sleep disorders among active duty military members including sleep apnea, insomnia, and behaviorally…

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Bidding farewell to Wounded Warrior unit

Posted  June 6, 2014

United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

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NTC display draws thousands at Welcome Center

Posted  June 6, 2014

Visitors to Barstow’s Tanger Outlets Mall have the opportunity to view a recent addition to its welcome center.

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Salutes & Awards

We’re surrounded by good people

Posted  June 6, 2014

Volunteers have made such an impact at Fort Irwin, that their time and energy was quantified as a $600,920.76 value during a 12-month period ending in April.

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Ready for duty at tactical operations centers

Posted  June 6, 2014

Sixteen non-commissioned officers assigned to this installation graduated from an intense, fast-paced course at a ceremony here, April 30.

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Events

Armed Forces Day Parade

Posted  June 6, 2014

A boy looks up at the main gun of an M1A1 tank on display at the Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration, May 18. The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provided the tank along with a M2 Bradley fighting vehicle and a M88 recovery vehicle.   Fort Irwin entomologist, Dr. Mike Glassy, shows an Indonesian…

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Army

How to appeal OER’s, NCOER’s

Posted  June 6, 2014

Have you recently received a not so good officer evaluation report (OER) or non-commissioned officer report (NCOER)? While most of us believe that we are better than what others think of us, there are specific prohibitions in Army regulation 623-3 regarding what cannot be included in the evaluation. If you believe that your evaluation contains…

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Keeping convoys secured, stomachs full

Posted  June 6, 2014

The wind and dust was relentless, as truck convoys filled with food were delivered to a brigade of Soldiers scattered across 1,200 square miles of Mojave Desert.

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