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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Posted February 5, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Flying Tigers deploy to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The “Flying Tigers” company from this installation deployed in mid-October to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade – operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems and was activated here October 2014. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, family members and the Fort Irwin community joined leadership of this installation and from units for a feast celebrating Thanksgiving here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck served patrons of dining facility one, which set out a spread that included turkey,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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Leadership, Soldiers support Veterans Day events

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

Commanders and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin paid tribute to Veterans Day by attending and participating at several ceremonies in Southern California, Nov. 11. Locations of events supported included: Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow; Veterans Home of California in Barstow; General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit; Victorville Veterans…

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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Fort Irwin firefighters partners in battling wildland blazes

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

With a years-long drought affecting the state of California, and an annual fire season, partnerships have been crucial this year in the battle against wildfires. Partnerships, based on agreements created years ago, allows for several state and federal agencies to request assistance from fire departments in California, said Ray Smith, chief of the Fort Irwin…

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Medal of Honor recipient memorialized in hometown

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

During a morning ceremony, United States Army Soldiers with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Medal of Honor recipient, Pfc. David M. Gonzales and family at the Ritchie Valens Park, in Pacoima, Calif., Nov. 10. Sounds of freeway traffic could be heard in the park, as a copy of the newly designated interchange…

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Going for 80!

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

William Latham, comptroller of G8 for the National Training Center, has his sights on riding 80 miles for the MS Coastal Ventura to Santa Barbara ride, Oct. 10 and 11. The weekend event is a fund raiser organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Most participants will be on road bicycles. Latham is using a…

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