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Army

Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Events

MLK celebration held at Fort Irwin

Posted January 13, 2017 by

Army photograph Left to right: Dr. Julian Earls, guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, and Capt. Ben Haygood, but the ceremonial cake. The 2017 Fort Irwin Martin Luther King celebration took place recently. With the theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day On, Not A Day Off,” the event featured guest speaker Dr. Julian…

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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Posted January 11, 2017 by David Vergun

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Health & Safety

Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted January 6, 2017 by David Vergun

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

Posted January 6, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Senior leaders visit Fort Irwin hospital project

Posted January 4, 2017 by Brooks Hubbard IV

Cheree Peterson, director of programs, USACE South Pacific Division, and the senior executive project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Irwin Weed Army Hospital replacement construction project, hosted the project’s Senior Executive Review Group quarterly briefing at Fort Irwin Dec. 1. Peterson also met with the senior project management team headed by…

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The top 10 Army modernization efforts of 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 by David Vergun

Supporting the fight around the globe means providing Soldiers with the most advanced technology available. The Army must ride the wave of technology or risk being left behind.

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Local

New issue facility opened at Fort Irwin

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jason Miller

The Logistics Readiness Center has opened a new Central Issue Facility, during a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility will help reduce wait times during the issuing of uniforms and gear. “At our previous building, we were working out of storage containers, it made it real difficult when you ran short on items,”…

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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