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NTC trainers prepare units for success on battle fields of today, tomorrow

The training that rotational units receive here can be brutal – challenging Soldiers both mentally and physically to perform under extreme pressure.

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Department of Defense official views training area

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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Women combat isolation with mentorship

The tough and isolating environment of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin has long enabled dedicated Soldiers and civilians to deliver a demanding training experience to mobilizing units from all over the world.

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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These Soldiers keep you fit for duty

After a grueling 19 days of intense professional instruction, 39 Fort Irwin Soldiers earned a new Army Skill Identifier as Master Fitness Trainers here, Sept. 4.


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Health & Safety

Supplement use highest among overweight service members

Posted  April 19, 2012

VILSECK, Germany (April 10, 2012) — Dietary and performance enhancing supplements have an artificial image according to an expert who works at the Army Wellness Center here. “Fewer than 30 percent of service members discuss dietary supplements use with their health care providers,” said Kim…

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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted  April 19, 2012

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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Veterans

‘Thank you and welcome home, my brothers’

Posted  April 12, 2012

On April 5, two simple words made a big impact on several hundred Vietnam-era veterans gathered at Fort Irwin — thank you. The veterans took part in Fort Irwin’s third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony. The day’s events kicked off with a motorcycle parade made up of several…

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News Briefs April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Community garden club seeks members There will be a meeting of the Fort Irwin community garden club tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Coyote Activity Pavilion next to the skate park.  All are welcome.  No gardening experience is necessary.  New members have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new club and to garden…

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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Team Coyote of the National Training Center Protocol Office pose with their first-place trophy after the sixth annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race April 7.  Pictured from left are Maj. Paul Lashley, Capt. Zachary Knoebel, and 1st Lt. Michael Keyser.       Paul Barnes receives an award from Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, after…

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Adopt-a-pet April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona (pictured above) is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  Sebastian is a male Jack Russell Terrier with lots of energy who is about 3…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Isac Esparza

Posted  April 12, 2012

Where do you volunteer?   I volunteer with the American Red Cross.   What you do as a volunteer?  I participate in the ARC Youth Program helping with fund raisers, special events, and short term projects. I also assist the station office with light administrative work.     What you get out of volunteering?  It…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

THURSDAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 10-11 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers.  Come sing songs, listen…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

This past year found our Soldiers and family members in severe financial need, some of which could have been devastating to their well-being if not for Army Emergency Relief. Aside from the AER loan funding of emergency leave travel for Soldiers and family members, AER also assisted Soldiers…

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