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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

Photo by Spc. Ashley Marble, Operations Group Local

Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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The Commandos roll into NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division is one day away from “rolling-out” for the beginning of its 14-day training at the National Training Center’s 1,000 square-mile “box.” The Commando brigade from Fort Drum, NY, will complete Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) tomorrow. The next phase of their rotation at the…

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How Soldiers can cap interest rates at six percent

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are you on active duty? Are you currently paying a mortgage or consumer debt, like a car loan, a credit card bill, or a private education loan? Did you personally or jointly with your spouse acquire that debt before you came on active duty? If your answer to these three questions is “yes,” then the…

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Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

Posted  March 24, 2012

Pet overpopulation is a sad reality in the U.S. Up to 7 million animals enter U.S. shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of this number, about 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized, and less than two percent of cats…

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Salutes & Awards

Honoring our nation’s fallen

Posted  May 31, 2012

This past Memorial Day, Soldiers and leaders from Fort Irwin and the National Training Center provided support to ceremonies held in communities of the High Desert. Our commanding general...

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Can you beat 503 in bowling?

Posted  July 5, 2012

If you’ll be hanging out on Fort Irwin during the opportunity leave period, which runs through July 15, why not try your hand at a friendly, bowling contest? The Strike Zone is holding “Bowl Over the GC,” which is a...

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BOSS bids farewell to longtime president, welcomes new leader

Posted  July 26, 2012

Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program since January 2011, will leave Fort Irwin in early...

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted  August 16, 2012

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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Gold Star Dads connect with Fort Irwin Soldiers

Posted  August 16, 2012

Gold Star Dads and Blue Star Mothers, originations dedicated to helping those who lost a family member or have family members currently serving, held an event Aug. 11 in Riverside, Calif., in remembrance to those who have fallen or are currently serving...

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11th ACR Soldier Performs Double Duty

Posted  August 23, 2012

When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year’s U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage....

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‘Buffalo’ mortar section tests its limits in training rotation

Posted  August 23, 2012

A rotation at the National Training Center is supposed to be tough; conditions are harsh, limits are tested, and impossible odds become the norm for two weeks of difficult training...

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