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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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News Briefs May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sandy Basin Pool now open The Sandy Basin swimming pool is open for the summer.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The pool will be open from…

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Acquisition exec observes ‘decisive action’ training at NTC

Posted  May 17, 2012

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets — armored security vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while yelling “enemy fire, second floor, 12 o’clock!”

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2/11 commander conducts mass re-enlistment

Posted  May 17, 2012

Lt. Col. Arthur B. Robertson, commander for 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts a re-enlistment ceremony at the National Training Center and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum on Fort Irwin April 30. The ceremony marked the second mass re-enlistment ceremony…

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Soldier and NCO of the Year

Posted  May 17, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan E. Buckner, Command Sergeant Major the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, congratulates Spc. Cody Graham, 2nd Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, on winning the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year competition at the...

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Adopt-a-pet May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Coral is a super-friendly Lab mix who is about 5 years old and great with kids.  Prince Eric is a polydactyl cat—meaning he has extra toes —who is about 3 years old and very friendly.  Sophie is a 2-year-old short haired cat who loves to cuddle.  Nigel is a 2-year-old Shar Pei who is very…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Yolanda Lujan

Posted  May 17, 2012

Where do you volunteer? I volunteer with the Employment Readiness Program.   What you do as a volunteer? I helped set up and coordinate the employer meet-and-greet we had in March. If I am available, I update The Seeker employment newsletter and also do any clerical  work needed. I take part in classes offered by…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

TODAY A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army  Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and provide information.  For more information, call 380-4218.   TOMORROW Family Night at the Library is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every third Friday of each month with a different…

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted  May 17, 2012

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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BOSS visits car show

Posted  May 17, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, poses with a police car during BOSS’ visit to the USO Car Show at Ontario Airport in Ontario, Calif., May 6. The show raised money for the USO. BOSS will sponsor the second annual Cali Swag Car Show June 23 at Fort…

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