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New era of NTC leadership begins

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin (left) receives the National Training Center colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Major Gen. Ted Martin (background) will next command the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

G.A. Volb Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho (left), Army surgeon general and commander of United States Army Medical Command, looks on as Soldiers from the 15th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, provide treatment to the “wounded” during a mass casualty exercise here, March 2. The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Staff of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center includes professionals from Social Work Services, Family Advocacy Program and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program. Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s…

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‘Making a Difference’

Gustavo Bahena Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for Army Emergency Relief headquarters in Virginia, spoke at the AER fundraising campaign kick-off here, March 9. He emphasized that leaders can make a difference by fostering an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable asking for financial help. Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency…

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Culture of safety

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue addresses Soldiers of the 2916th Aviation Battalion during a safety award presentation ceremony here, March 3. United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s…


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Fort Irwin Community Calendar: April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2012

This Week Today Amnesty Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Small arms ammunition up to and including 50-caliber can be dropped off at the 759th EOD Safe Holding Area behind Bldg. 6111 at the rear entrance on South Loop Road near the intersection with Barstow Road.  Signs will be posted to…

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Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)

Posted  April 12, 2012

Information Sheet What is the Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)? a.  The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives” (Executive Order 13150, April 2000). b. MTBP is available for all Army employees…

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Plan Before You Sweat

Posted  April 12, 2012

Outdoor activities are popular during warm weather, but physical injuries can put you or your Family members on the sidelines during the fun. According to the U.S. Army Public Health Command, musculoskeletal injuries are a leading contributor to the estimated 25 million limited duty days logged in the Army during an average year. Many of…

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Easter hops in to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Caeden Patterson, 7, Ewan Elliott, 3, Elizabeth Adler, 3, and Reeves Patterson, 3, pose for a photo Easter Sunday at Fort Irwin.             Tyler Bundt has a basket full of eggs at the Bronco team Easter egg hunt at Fort Irwin April 8.              …

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Girl Scouts donate to food pantry

Posted  April 12, 2012

Members of Brownie Troop 710 pick out canned foods at Fort Irwin’s commissary April 6 to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry at Center Chapel.  The girls used funds earned from selling Girl Scout cookies to purchase food to donate to the food pantry, as well as cat and dog food to donate to…

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Check out FMWR programs!

Posted  April 12, 2012

Annie and Jennifer French pose with their hats after a mother-daughter hat making class at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center in 2011.  The center offers a variety of craft classes each month for all ages.  For more information, visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com, or call call 380-3431 or visit Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road between…

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Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony

Posted  April 12, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School Students reach out to high-five a veteran during the Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony motorcycle parade at Fort Irwin April 5. Veterans cheer during Fort Irwin’s Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony April 5. A UH-1 Huey helicopter approaches…

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Crestline Elementary visits Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Second-graders from Crestline Elementary School in Barstow raise their hands to answer a question from Mark Glassy, Fort Irwin wildlife biologist, during a field trip to the installation April 5. Their visit was part of a nationwide program called STEM designed to expose children to careers in science, technology…

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Drunken Driving Convictions April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

The following individuals were convicted in the first quarter 2012 of driving under the influence on Fort Irwin by a federal magistrate judge of the United States Court for the Central District of California: Mr. William Garcia Specialist Robert Hurtado, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Private First Class Rebecca Nulph, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry…

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UCMJ Update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

In March, the following NTC Soldiers were found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15:   RANK                                OFFENSE                             PUNISHMENT…

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