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Installation awarded for charitable giving

Posted July 10, 2017 by Jason Miller

The Combined Federal Campaign of Greater Southern California acknowledged July 3 that Fort Irwin Soldiers, families and civilians are selfless Americans willing to go above and beyond, raising thousands of dollars for charities.  The Installation received an award for finishing 10th place out of 450 federal facilities in the Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal…

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Salutes & Awards

Weed Army Community Hospital receives Army Star Strong Award

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtney Taylor

After five years of training and safety improvements, Weed Army Community Hospital received the prestigious Army Star Strong Award June 29.

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Vacation Bible School attendance soar

Posted July 7, 2017 by Jo Garrison

Army photograph by Jo Garrison Eighty-one volunteers from the Fort Irwin community come together to teach children Bible lessons with age appropriate activities during Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel, June 9. Every summer, the Religious Services Office holds a weeklong outreach program for children of the community called Vacation Bible School at Main…

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Army

Army experts seek to defeat host of improvised threats

Posted July 3, 2017 by David Vergun

On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer.

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Unmanned aerial system improves situational awareness and mission performance

Posted July 3, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload.

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Army

Laser weapons bring sharp advantages to the battlefield

Posted June 27, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Posted June 23, 2017 by by Maj. William Lambert

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Invisible War: ‘Dagger’ brigade’s electronic warfare Soldiers prove concept at NTC

Posted June 21, 2017 by Sgt. Michael Roach

During their recent rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, consolidated their cyber electromagnetic activities' (CEMA) electronic warfare (EW) Soldiers into a front-line force that engaged the opposition on a less-traditional battlefield.

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Army

Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted June 21, 2017 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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Army

End strength increase to save units, fill shortfalls

Posted June 16, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, part of the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska, was all but shut down before recently receiving a reprieve.

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