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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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Urban Master Breach Familiarization

Posted August 9, 2012 by Submitted by Sidewinder Team, Operations Group

From July 17th through 19th, the engineers from Operations Group’s Sidewinder Team conducted a class for other Observer Coach / Trainers and the 11th Cavalry Regiment’s 58th Engineer Company on urban...

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AUSA National Meeting, Exposition addresses topics relevant to Soldiers, Families

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The Association of the United States Army held the 2012 AUSA National Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 22-24. Members of the Fort Irwin community that could not travel to Washington, were able to watch several of the sessions and forums during live broadcasts hosted by the Department of Defense Digital Visual Information System. Members…

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I ask you to think about the American Spirit and what it means to be an American

Posted October 4, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

Photo by Les Ozawa Public Affairs Office Two steel beams from the World Trade Center twin towers will be part of a 9/11 Memorial being built at Fort Irwin. (Editor’s note: Col. Jon Braga’s speech has been re-printed here after he spoke to an audience gathered at a ground breaking ceremony for a 9/11 Memorial…

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Maintenance key to 1-144 annual field training

Posted May 24, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Zachary A. Gardner

If you’re a Soldier, maintenance is an essential part of your life. No matter what your occupational specialty or career field is in the Army, all Soldiers have to maintain their equipment, especially if they only get one weekend a month, two weeks a year to use it.

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171st MCC in charge of safe, efficient movement of personnel, equipment to NTC

Posted August 30, 2012 by Ken Drylie

A Soldier with 171st Movement Control Company, 1916th Support Battalion of the 916th Support Brigade, directs the off-loading of a vehicle at Marine Corps Logistic Base in Yermo, Calif., Aug. 24. The movement of vehicles and equipment for NTC Rotational Training Units is coordinated by the 171st MCC. In the hot, dusty rail-yard at the…

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AER scholarships applications available now

Posted January 11, 2013 by Army Emergency Relief Program

Army Emergency Relief was incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. It is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own.” The AER program provides commanders a valuable tool to help accomplish their basic command responsibility for…

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Top Army NCO to NTC Soldiers: trust, respect essential to Army profession

Posted March 10, 2014 by By Gustavo Bahena

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) speaks with Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the National Training Center, Feb. 20. The unit provides a realistic opposition to rotational training units during two weeks in “the box” – the 1,200 square miles of varied terrain at the NTC. The contemporary…

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916th Support Brigade commander bids farewell

Posted July 5, 2012 by Gus Bahena

Colonel Sherrie L. Bosley relinquished command of the 916th Support Brigade during a ceremony at the main helipad on Fort Irwin, June 27. The 916th will be commanded on an interim basis by the unit’s...

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Use that GI Bill money

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jason Miller

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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