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11th ACR

Posted June 2, 2017 by

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A Trooper from Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, observes the movement of elements of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, during the Blackhorse Regiment’s defense of the Whale Gap in the National Training Center, May 7, 2017. The…

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With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

Posted April 19, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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Army issues new guidance on rolling, cuffing sleeves

Posted September 28, 2016 by

Army photograph Authorized wear of ACU sleeves (clockwise from top left): Sleeves rolled camouflage in, sleeves rolled camouflage out, sleeves cuffed under once for field, sleeves cuffed under twice, sleeves cuffed out twice. Of course, sleeves can always be worn down as well (not shown). Uniform sleeves can now be rolled either with camouflage facing…

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Mississippi National Guard heads to Nation Training Center

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Mississippi National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb al Training Center where approximately 5,500 Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the training exercise.   Mississippi National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team touches down to begin their National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, Calif. The exercise will…

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Posted May 9, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Posted September 8, 2017 by Tina Ray

Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas.

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California wildfires: State Military Reservists answer the call

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Air Force Senior Airman Crystal Housman

JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserve’s Installation Support Command also answered the call. Two dozen Soldiers from the ISC here stood up on emergency state active…

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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IMCOM’S Transition Assistance Program helps Army save $900 million

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Leslie Hargett, IMCOM G1 and William Bradner

Unemployment Compensation for Soldiers leaving the Army during fiscal year 2016 dropped to the lowest amount recorded in 13 years. The Army ended the year at $172.8 million, according to the Department of Labor’s unemployment compensation report.  Army expenditures had peaked in 2011, at $515 million. This is the first time expenditures dropped below $200…

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