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Army Armor and Desert Training Center – Fort Irwin in the 1960’s

Posted August 4, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. Until the 1960’s, the U.S. Army presence in the Mojave Desert was considered a temporary solution. Camp Irwin was activated and deactivated as needed for training. The Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range and the Army…

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

Posted July 23, 2016 by David Vergun

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

Posted October 19, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Posted September 8, 2017 by Argie R Sarantinos Perrin

Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations.

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3,000 voting assistance officers stand ready to help soldiers register

Posted August 12, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This election season, many Soldiers will face the same crucial question, and it’s not necessarily the one you think. It’s not, “Who do I vote for?” It’s “Can I vote?” For the many Soldiers stationed overseas or facing deployments, the answer isn’t always clear. In 2014, 69 percent of the active-duty Army was registered to…

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Meet your Army: Soldier draws on troubled past to reach high-risk youth

Posted December 19, 2016 by Don Wagner

For Staff Sgt. Ernie Nieves, the Army's top recruiter for fiscal year 2016, being a recruiter is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community.

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted March 27, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Army experts seek to defeat host of improvised threats

Posted July 3, 2017 by David Vergun

On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer.

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