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K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment TOW-ITAS Live Fire

Posted June 29, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, California — In the morning of June 2, 2016, at the National Training Center, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided live fire exercise with the Improved Target Acquisition System on both mounted and dismounted platforms. The purpose of this exercise was to provide training and…

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CSA explains how skeletal advisory brigades could regenerate force

Posted June 24, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Total Army Force leaders plan three-year ‘Associated Units’ Pilot

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Paul Boyce

Key leaders of the Total Army Force focused, May 25-26, on the details and design concepts behind the U.S. Army’s Associated Units program in a pilot-implementation forum. The forum focused on the initial steps for training, manning, equipping, leading and maintaining the vital readiness for key active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve units…

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Milley names top three readiness focal points

Posted May 6, 2016 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2016) – While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation’s wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army’s No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. Within readiness, the top three focuses are on increasing aviation flight hours,…

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Keeping aviation skills sharp

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

Soldiers with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade here, took to the skies on a training mission deep into the National Training Center, Dec. 3. The mission was straightforward: deliver a ground force commander with security team, utilizing three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, for a 45-minute key leader engagement with the mayor of the training…

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted September 4, 2015 by Exchange news release

DALLAS (Aug. 26) – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth…

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Joint exercise projects decisive combat power

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Jason Miller

More than 600 United States Army Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division filled the night sky over the Mojave Desert, during Joint Forcible Entry exercise dubbed Operation Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6. The exercise was the largest joint training activity in more than a decade at the National Training Center, comprising more…

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Cleared for takeoff

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A ribbon cutting ceremony signaled the conclusion of construction for a landing strip project in the training area of this Army combat training center, March 3. The event inaugurated two 7,700-foot long landing strips and an apron that can accommodate up to 20 C-17 or C-130 airplanes, according to Sgt. Maj. Rick Virgil, non-commissioned officer…

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Gray Eagle soars above NTC

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers of B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, put into flight a MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft here, Jan. 9. The “Flying Tigers” company operates Gray Eagles and their duty is to provide mission-configured, unmanned aircraft system support to division combat aviation, fires and battlefield surveillance brigades, brigade combat teams and other Army and Joint Force…

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