Posts Tagged ‘featured’

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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted March 3, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam War era Veterans

Posted March 3, 2017 by Renita Wickes, Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored over 500 Vietnam Era Veterans during a ceremony on Feb 11. The event consisted of a group photo at the Painted Rocks, a parade, luncheon and program. The day concluded with a concert by Blue Oyster Cult. Approximately 520 Vietnam War era Veterans came out to the…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story/Photo By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif — Service to the Armed Forces Division (SAF) of the American Red Cross organized a Blood Drive, Feb. 10.  87 Soldiers, family member, and civilian employees came out to donate blood. “Every 2 seconds someone needs blood in the united states,” stated Robert Bahler, Account Manager for American Red Cross, Biomedical Services…

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People and Places

‘I’m not disabled’

Posted February 22, 2017 by Demetria Mosley

It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July is sweltering.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted February 8, 2017 by David Vergun

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted February 6, 2017 by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted February 6, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag

Posted February 1, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron [Moody Air Force Base, Ga.] prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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