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Events

Leadership honors superb volunteers

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…

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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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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted June 8, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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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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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Salutes & Awards

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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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted June 17, 2016 by Paul Stevenson

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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NTC rotation introduces conventional warfare to civil affairs teams

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Surrounded by sand and rocks protruding out of the ground like thorns, two civil affairs Soldiers prepare for a key leader engagement (KLE) mission. As the Soldiers approach an abandoned building, a four-man security squad emerges out of a dark corner to greet them. As the group moves out, an observe…

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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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