Posts Tagged ‘featured’


Kaleidoscope a success for military spouses

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

When Kaleidoscope opened here Sept. 1, 2015, there were only eight consignors displaying and selling their home-made crafts, artworks and apparel to the community. Today the venue, located in the main Exchange lobby, has 58 individuals who have articles for sale. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who headed the store’s establishment, explained that Kaleidoscope…

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted July 9, 2016 by SFC Clinton Carroll

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office

Made-over ‘Blue Track’ field reopens for PT, soccer, football

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Leslie Ozawa

Just in time for the spring weather, Fort Irwin’s track and sports field, “Blue Track Field,” at the corner of Barstow and Inner Loop Roads reopened March 14 after a half-year and $1.6 million renovation project. The oval field inside the blue track was completely gutted out to make way for a new foundation and…

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NTC shows its stuff and spirit at Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

The National Training Center was well represented in Barstow’s 83rd annual Mardi Gras Parade that unfolded on a mile and a half route down Barstow’s East Main Street in the early evening hours of Oct. 24. The Kiwanis Club-sponsored event drew thousands of Barstow residents who cheered on the hundreds of paraders, floats, vehicles, military…

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth

Changes to retention control points providing increased promotion opportunity for mid-grade Soldiers

Posted June 3, 2016 by by C. Todd Lopez

Sergeants first class seeking another stripe saw increased opportunity during the fiscal year 2016 master sergeant promotion board, as the selection rate jumped 35 percent, from 8.4 in fiscal year 2015, to 11.8 in fiscal year 2016. Those increased opportunities to serve come as a result of projected openings in the master sergeant ranks that…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Joshua Cumming

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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Army photograph by Spec. Kyle Edwards

Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

Posted July 9, 2016 by Arpi Dilanian and Taiwo Akiwowo

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.

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Celebrating contributions of women to nation and Army

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month at a ceremony held at Sandy Basin Community Center here, March 2. The celebration was hosted by the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office and Operations Group. The theme for this year’s national observance, which is held in March, is “Working to Form a More…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The United States Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded a decisive action rotation here in October. The Ironhorse brigade spent two weeks (Oct. 10-23) – of the four week rotation 16-01 – in “the box” or the 1,200 square miles of maneuver area of the National Training Center. The field portion…

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(U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Kelly Haux)

‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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