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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

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

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

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Area Denial

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Torrance Celebrates Armed Forces Days

Torrance, CA — The City of Torrance paid tribute to the five branches of the military during the 57th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Days Celebration, May 20-22. This year the honored service was the U.S. Army. The 2016 parade Grand Marshal was General Robert “Abe” Abrams, commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command. Abrams’ command is…

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…


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Tax center provides free services

Posted  February 5, 2016

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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11th ACR leads Veterans Day parade

Posted  December 4, 2015

Photo by Spc. Taria Clayton, 11th ACR Public Affairs Four riders from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment adorned in 1901 uniforms and a formation of 40 Blackhorse troopers led the 19th Annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade. For additional photos of Veterans Day events, turn to page 10.

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State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens

Posted  December 4, 2015

Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center in the garrison Resiliency Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Nov. 19. The new facility, the 24th Army Wellness Center to open across the Army since 2005, is a program of the U.S. Army Medical Command and an integral part of…

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Thirty-one Army years of commitment, leadership, fulfillment

Posted  December 4, 2015

“It’s been an immeasurable experience being in the Army this long, but it’s been a fulfilling time – the entire time.” Those are the words of Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin. By Dec. 16, he will have been in that position for two…

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Army Infantry School command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted  December 4, 2015

The senior enlisted advisor for the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for several days during training rotation 16-02 in November. Command Sgt. Maj. Wilbert Engram met with National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, and other command sergeants major…

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