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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

WASHINGTON — The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. White House officials said data shows a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015…

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Fort Irwin community shows unity at annual Denim Day Walk

Posted  May 6, 2016

Braving blustery, chill winds from the Pacific, an estimated 3,000-strong army of Soldiers, family members and civilians lined up in formation at the Fort Irwin commissary parking lot at 9 a.m. on April 25. Led by the 11th ACR horse detachment, the citizens of Fort Irwin, some with children, others with strollers and babies, then…

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Water treatment plant progress

Posted  March 4, 2016

Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Sean McCarthy, district engineer for San Bernardino, California State Water Resources Control Board, examines water tapped from the EDR (electro-dialysis reversal) filtration pipes at Fort Irwin’s new water treatment plant. The plant is scheduled to be completed in May. McCarthy was on a tour, Feb. 23, conducted by…

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Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army’s efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a training rotation at the National Training Center in January. Cyber forces provided support to offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, intelligence, information operations and opposing forces for the NTC rotation for the Lancer brigade – the 2nd…

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3rd Cavalry Soldiers clear a town

Brave Rifles execute decisive action mission at NTC

Posted  March 4, 2016

“Train as you fight” is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It’s a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment’s notice, and that’s exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center – they trained for an upcoming deployment. The 3rd CR departed…

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Waiting for ‘GO!’

Posted  March 4, 2016

Operations Group team performs parachute jump Hand-picked United States Army Soldiers with Tarantula Team – one of several “critter” teams under Operations Group – conducted a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah here, Feb. 2. The professionals conducted the currency jump from an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in order to continue providing invaluable observation,…

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