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Posted November 4, 2016 by

TACTICAL AND TECH DAY NOV. 16. Fort Irwin’s annual Tactical and Technology Day will be at the Fort Irwin Event and Centering Center (Sam Adams, Bldg. 37) on Wed., Nov. 16, 1000-1400. Leadership tour is 0930-1000. This is an educational forum that all are encouraged to attend. To pre-register:, click ‘pre-register’ on the left-hand…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Halloween

Posted November 2, 2016 by Jennifer Simpson

Army photograph by Jennifer Simpson Scarlett and Violet Polston decorate skulls at the Fort Irwin Halloween Trunk or Treat Oct. 31. 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 Oct. 31. With…

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Army makes changes to retention programs

Posted October 28, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

Career counselors are urging Army Soldiers to read the changes to the Army enlisted force retention program, re-class and initial entry requirements that took effect in 2016.

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Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Posted October 26, 2016 by by Jane Benson

Today's war fighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power.

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Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and The National Training Center conducted a walk and rally to end domestic violence at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016. The walk was intended to bring a greater awareness to the fact that every nine seconds, a woman is abused in…

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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

Posted October 19, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

Posted October 17, 2016 by Airman Grace Nichols

Air Force photograph by Airman Grace Nichols Special Agent Adam Boccher and his wife Brittany Boccher push their son, Blake, in a swing, Sept. 9, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The accessible therapeutic swing was unveiled at the playground near the base’s Exceptional Family Member Program building. Military families are often asked…

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Seizing the Objective

Posted October 14, 2016 by

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge An OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle from Coldsteel Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, travels through the city of Dezashah en route to the objective, during NTC rotation 17-01, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016. The purpose of this phase of the rotation was to…

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

Posted October 14, 2016 by David Vergun

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01

Posted October 14, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in…

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