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DoD

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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Air Force

Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted November 30, 2016 by Argie Sarantinos-Perrin

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Army

Plans underway for the release of more Army mobile apps

Posted November 28, 2016 by Mike Casey

The Army is picking up the pace to make more training mobile applications available for Soldiers' smartphones and computer tablets.

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Local

311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted November 28, 2016 by Capt. Fernando Ochoa

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Army

Soldiers, researchers test prototype uniforms during Combined Resolve VII

Posted November 23, 2016 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army researchers who are developing a wool-based fabric blend are aiming to improve combat uniforms while also boosting U.S. manufacturing jobs.

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Local

Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Events

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, National Training Center celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski Lt. Col. Rod Morgan (left), commander, 2nd Squadron, 11thArmored Cavalry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Holmes (right), senior enlisted advisor, 2nd Sqdn, 11th ACR, presented Lupe Lopez and the Red Boy Native Dance Troupe, awards of recognition and appreciation for their participation in the National Training Center and…

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Army

Army chief of staff visits NTC

Posted November 22, 2016 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, meets with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Leaders in the box at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif, Nov. 6, 2016. Milley spoke to officers and Soldiers alike, offering insight about the future of the Army, the importance of…

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Veterans

Army veterans recall their service in Korea and Vietnam

Posted November 15, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

First-hand recollections from a few who served.

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