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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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916th Support Brigade holds change of command at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After serving two years as the 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Sidney Melton relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Bradford at the National Training Center, June 20. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commander of the National Training Center, presided over the ceremony. He said that with the high tempo and demanding environment here,…

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LTC Walters shows the power within through Army Medicine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Lt. Col. Katrina E. Walters attended the annual Joint Women Leadership Symposium, themed “The Power Within You,”  as a guest speaker on the healthcare panel at San Diego Convention Center, June 21. “This was an amazing opportunity. It was very humbling to be on a panel with Brig. Gen. [Jill] Faris,…

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Blackhorse Regiment gives aspiring young Trooper a ride to remember

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —The 11th Armored Calvary Regiment recently granted the wish of Ethan Larimer, a boy with a rare disease who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Blackhorse Trooper. With the help of the 1916th Support Brigade, the 11th ACR and Carla Averill, a family friend, Ethan’s dream was made…

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Greater Los Angeles AUSA celebrates Army’s birthday

Huntington Beach, Calif — The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held their annual U.S. Army Birthday Ball on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin delivered the keynote address. In his prepared remarks, Broadwater…


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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted  December 4, 2017

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Haloween Trunk or Treat

Posted  November 4, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection here Monday. With over 19 different Trunk or Treat opportunities, children of all ages collected candy while dressed in fun…

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Out in the Box

Posted  August 5, 2016

Photos by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright, 1st ABCT Public Affairs Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct test firing of their main weapon systems at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. July 26. The “Devil “ Brigade is currently preparing to move into their two-week training cycle where they…

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Santa Monica Metro Station has a new namesake

Posted  November 4, 2016

Santa Monica, Calif – The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will honor one of Santa Monica’s own by naming a Metro Station in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Joe Gandara was born in Santa Monica, Calif, on April 25, 1924. His family home was located just blocks away from the…

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Posted  September 9, 2016

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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