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NTC Has New Commander

Fort Irwin, Calif – On a brisk November morning, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater assumed command of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin here. Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II presided over the ceremony, officially handing over the command to Broadwater. Donahue praised Broadwater’s ability to quickly transition into the position of commanding general, after…

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Thanksgiving at the NTC

The holiday season kicked off at the National Training Center with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal on November 22 at DEFAC #2 here. The meal was prepared by the troopers of the 11th Cavalry Regiment, who put out a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training…

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Yorba Linda Community Hosts Thanksgiving for U.S. Army Soldiers

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Citizens of East Lake Village Community lined the entryway into the clubhouse, giving a warm welcome as U.S. Army Soldiers and families from Fort Irwin arrived to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal and enjoy the company of many patriotic community members, Nov. 24. Over 120 Soldiers and families took part in…

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NTC and Fort Irwin Celebrate Veterans Day

Soldiers and Commanders from all major units stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin joined with members of several Southern California communities to honor the service of members of the Armed Forces during Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday Nov 11th. Veterans Day events included parades in Los Angeles and Victorville, as well as…

Army photograph by Conrad Johnson Air Force

Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.


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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted  March 6, 2015

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences. They are part of a changing workforce of about 5,500 contractor and subcontractor personnel who may work here for a day, to…

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted  March 6, 2015

World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth through eighth graders and their teachers for three mornings, Feb. 18-20, to help them learn how to end bullying and prevent suicide. At school assemblies during the three days, Sparky helped the students learn how to appreciate, respect and love themselves…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13., The AGTS system is a cost effective way to master the basic tank gunnery skills prior to attending a live fire range. The 11th ACR can utilize this system to become better…

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted  March 6, 2015

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating. Fort Irwin and the National Training Center are no different, even leading by example when it comes to embracing high-tech solutions to energy requirements and natural resource conservation. Several major projects…

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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