Herald Military Editor Rose L. Thayer spent Jan. 27 through Feb. 1 with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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For the first time, a Fort Hood unit is participating in a “decisive action” training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Desolate and beautiful.

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I officially entered the box yesterday and met up with Greywolf soldiers, which wasn’t an easy task.

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — To maximize the training opportunities available through a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, the 1s…

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Every move made by 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is being watched — and not just by the enemy.

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As I woke up this morning, the reality that I’ve been wearing the same clothes for two days without a shower is setting in. So is the fact tha…

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In my house, when someone is preparing for a week in the field, you can guess who it is quite easily — my soldier husband.

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Behind the tanks, the Bradleys and the front lines of the fighting, soldiers work around the clock to sustain the battle.

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In the scenario generated to train 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, things are looking positive.

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The mission was complex and on short notice, said Lt. Col. Arthur Sellers, commander of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regim…

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When I asked the Killeen Daily Herald to send me to the National Training Center with the Greywolf Brigade, I did so because I thought it woul…

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd “Greywolf” Brigade Combat Team, wasn’t the only Fort Hood unit getting in some valuable tr…

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — As the sun came up Friday morning, there were two soldiers “injured.”

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Women in the military may not have been allowed to enter combat jobs in the past, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been…

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A rotation at the National Training Center is traditionally more difficult than actual combat, said Maj. Matt Siebert, op…

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When the idea of traveling to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., was brought to me, it sounded like a great opportunity — in …

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All of my stories from inside the box are now out there. It’s done.

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