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Ghost Scouts role play with help from Blackhorse Troopers

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Adam Medina

The 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment is the Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, who came to the National Training Center in order to train their forces for Security Force Advisory Team missions in Afghanistan. The SFAT teams will act in an advisory role to Afghan Security…

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Claudette Roulo

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with each dependent on finding the best way forward in lean economic times....

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Leaders look at Army of 2020 and beyond

Posted September 20, 2012 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 14, 2012) — As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like? These questions were discussed during the Training and Doctrine Command-led “Army Campaign of Learning” Senior Leader Seminar, or SLS,…

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Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

Posted August 30, 2012 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson

Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.....

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Thank you for 113 years of service

Posted September 27, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

(Left to right) 1st Sgt. Karl Boldman, 1st Sgt. Renato Gabriel, Master Sgt. Hwa Yi, Sgt. 1st Class Juan Nanez, and Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez. Sergeant 1st Class Juan Nanez served for 20 years and is retiring to his hometown of Visalia, Calif. He plans on pursuing a career that utilizes his bachelor of…

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New Raptor takes flight

Posted October 4, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

Yellow roses are handed to Ivette Guadalupe, wife of Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., who is the new commander of 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe Jr., as the new commander for 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, during a change of command…

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Update on Army Emergency Relief program

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Bob Lucas

Army Emergency Relief is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping active-duty and retired Soldiers and their family members by providing emergency financial assistance. Did you know that the AER can assist Soldiers and family members by providing a grant, whereby the Soldier is not required to pay back the money? Although not common, a grant…

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What do to when your household goods get damaged in transit

Posted October 4, 2012 by Capt. Jennifer Donahue

You just arrived to Fort Irwin. You are very happy that your household goods have just arrived – finally, a bed to sleep on. As the movers are unpacking, you notice damage to your furniture. Later when you are unpacking your boxes, you notice that many items are broken. What do you do? The number…

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Army wants two additional base realignment and closure rounds

Posted March 27, 2012 by anradmin

The Army wants another two rounds of base realignment and closure to optimize facility usage across the service. While speaking March 21 before the Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on readiness and management support, Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, environment and energy told senators of the need for another two…

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Women Soldiers test female-specific body armor

Posted July 26, 2012 by By J.D. Leopold

Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, with more customized...

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