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Acquisition exec observes ‘decisive action’ training at NTC

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Kris Osborn

Tension filled the air as civilians scattered and shots rang out in the streets — armored security vehicles drove down the road and dismounted infantry began storming into village buildings while yelling “enemy fire, second floor, 12 o’clock!”

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Decoding post’s bugle calls

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Charles Melton

Throughout the day, numerous bugle calls echo through the High Desert air at the National Training Center and while some meanings are obvious to everyone, others are a bit mysterious to those with no military background.

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Dragon Team slays wall

Posted May 10, 2012 by Photos by Capt. Jeffrey J. Tebo

Members of Operations Group Dragon Team, Cpl. Thomas Flood (left), Sgt. Gary Clark (right) man belay for rappelling soldiers while...

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Soldiers sentenced to military prison for crimes involving stolen firearms

Posted May 3, 2012 by Fort Irwin Staff Judge Advocate and Public Affairs Office

Three Fort Irwin Soldiers have been sent to military prison after three general courts- martial found them guilty of conspiracy and theft of military firearms. Private first class Harvey DelValle II, Spc. Bladimir Rodriguez and Sgt. John Rodriguez have been transferred to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. DelValle was convicted April…

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Horse Detachment simulates smuggling illegal weapons

Posted May 3, 2012 by Story and Photos by Spc. Anthony J. Lecours

Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high. By donning disguises and using pack mules to...

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MEDDAC active shooter scenario

Posted April 26, 2012 by Photos by Caroline Keyser

MEDDAC personnel treat a Soldier portraying a casualty during an active shooter disaster exercise at Weed Army Community Hospital April 19. Pfc. Manuel Coronel, Fort Irwin Military Police Company, peers around a corner at Weed Army Community Hospital during an active shooter disaster exercise April 19. MEDDAC personnel carry a civilian portraying a casualty…

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Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

Posted April 26, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 19, 2012) — The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites, such…

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Understanding the PCS move claims system

Posted April 26, 2012 by By Captain Robert Aghassi, Claims Judge Advocate

Moving is part of life as a Soldier.  Unfortunately, moves often result in the loss and damage of the items being shipped.  Whether it is a scratch on a family heirloom, or a box of your favorite DVDs that disappears during the move, such losses can be traumatic. The military claims system is designed to…

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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted April 5, 2012 by

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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