Gov. Charlie Baker ordered that the flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday.
The soldiers were taking part in what Fort Irwin officials described as a "large-scale" exercise.
"Why can't we have a waterpark up in Wainwright?" asked the general in charge of Army installations.
What a pair of civilian women learned on their special ops mission in the desert.
NTC is designed to push combat brigades to their limits and expose tactical weaknesses to improve combat proficiency.
For nearly four decades, combat units have painted their insignias on boulders near the road into Fort Irwin.
"This place is designed to defeat us."
"Take your garbage and shop off post if you can’t pick up after yourself."
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Camp Pendleton and Fort Irwin appear safe from having funding diverted to the border wall.
Army Spc. Octavious Deshon Lakes Jr. was killed in a rollover accident in an M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.