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The biggest challenge ever!

In the middle of the Mojave Desert is where MasterChef producers discovered the perfect location for their cooking competition that aired June 9. It was the biggest challenge ever in the five-year history of the Fox TV series.

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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Deputy commander riding off into retirement

The long and, at times, winding road taken by the former deputy garrison commander here comes to an end this July after more than 40-plus years as a Soldier, contractor and civil service civilian in support of our nation.

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Taking care of business since 1775

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.


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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam era Veterans

Posted  May 3, 2013

Installation holds fourth annual ceremony for approximately 250 Veterans NTC and Fort Irwin The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Vietnam Veterans during a ceremony at this active duty Army installation in the Mojave Desert, April 10. Courtesy Photo Larry Morris (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1966-68), Tom Burns (Vietnam Veteran with Army, 1969-72), Bob…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted  May 3, 2013

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Health & Safety

Healthy equal opportunity environment key in unit readiness

Posted  May 3, 2013

This country was founded on the basic values of freedom, dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. In an ongoing struggle to ensure that these rights are enjoyed by all, we must continue to educate each other on the importance of equal opportunity. Values, attitudes and prejudices gained before enlistment or commissioning do not automatically dissolve…

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted  July 5, 2013

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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Members of “The Movement”

Posted  May 3, 2013

FORT IRWIN CHILDREN PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO STOP BULLYING: Members of the Middle School Teen Center gathered at the Post Theater to watch the film “Bully,” here, March 27. The movie was presented for free as part of a community effort to stop bullying. The campaign, called “The Movement,” was formalized by Fort Irwin…

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Alcohol Awareness month a chance to reflect on life-altering decisions

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Thomas R. Williams, ex-NFL player and motivational speaker, met with Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit – Company A during a visit to Fort Irwin, April 11. During a presentation, Williams thanked Soldiers for fighting for his freedom. “Without you I could not have gone to college, been drafted by USC, and played…

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HELPING HANDS

Posted  June 7, 2013

Wes Campbell, maintenance director with Pinnacle Family Housing, and Fort Irwin Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez demonstrate how to install roof shingles at the Mayor’s Meeting, May 2. Bulletin boards in several of the Fort Irwin housing areas are in need of maintenance. Perez and Campbell showed the housing area mayors how to repair…

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Young patriot gets to be a Soldier for a day at Fort Irwin

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Alan B. Owens, Vulture Team, Operations Group National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin conducts an honorary swearing in for Adam Wolfe, May 28. Adam Wolfe had wanted to be in the Army since he was a small child and his aspiration was realized when he…

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We go where you go

Posted  July 5, 2013

Courtesy photo Chief Warrant Officer 5 Sharon T. Swartworth JAG Corps Soldiers have served in front lines since 1775 There are many components that make up the foundation of today’s Army. There is everything from infantry to special operations, support, and logistics – each one adding to the mission. There is one section however, that…

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ALL STAR

Posted  July 5, 2013

McKinley Viers took second place in Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit & Run Team Competition” at Anaheim Angels Stadium, June 1. McKinley, who turned 8 just before the competition, was one of three girls in the 7 and 8-year-old girls division. To get to Anaheim stadium, McKinley qualified by winning in her local competition sponsored…

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