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The Guard Years – Fort Irwin in the 1970’s

Posted September 1, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. After the regular Army “Turned out the lights” at Fort Irwin, the post was turned over to the 40th Armored Brigade of the California National Guard. Life on the post was mostly…

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National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman
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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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Army photograph by Sgt. Connor Mendez
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New Army aircraft will be durable, lethal, unmanned for modern conflicts

Posted April 30, 2018 by David Vergun

What Army aviation needs now is an aircraft that "can cut through an integrated air defense network and overcome anti-access, area-denial threats to dominate the corridor for the maneuver force to flow through," said Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen, director of the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team.

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