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    Sequestration puts hold on Fort Irwin training

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    Photo By David Vergun | Rock paintings near the entry to Fort Irwin attest to the units who once trained here.... read more read more

    FORT IRWIN, CA, UNITED STATES

    03.01.2013

    Story by David Vergun 

    Defense Media Activity - Army

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - The last unit to train at Fort Irwin was 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, which concluded their training at the beginning of March 2013.

    Since that time, sequestration has gone into effect, and one of the casualties of budget reduction deal was training at the Army’s premier site, the National Training Center.

    Soldiers at NTC’s 1,000-square-mile site had a lot of room to maneuver against opposing forces and conduct wide-area security missions. Helicopters, tanks and weapons fire reverberated across the desert, echoing between the mountains.

    Now, “the box” as that area is called, is silent and empty, until further notice.

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    Date Taken: 03.01.2013
    Date Posted: 03.29.2013 13:10
    Story ID: 104318
    Location: FORT IRWIN, CA, US 

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