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New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better intelligence

Posted September 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell

The North Carolina National Guard's Detachment 1, D Company 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, N.C., July 17 - Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow.

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OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted September 1, 2017 by Maj. Matthew Miskowski

Thirty of U.S. Army's finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army.

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Fort Irwin housing gets major upgrade

Posted September 1, 2017 by

Renovations are underway in some of Fort Irwin’s oldest neighborhoods to create a more pleasing living environment for Soldiers and their families. The upgrades are part of a five-year housing improvement initiative that also includes projects to promote modernization, energy savings, and beautification across all residential communities on post. Work began earlier this year to…

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Fort Irwin Army Education Center expands flexible opportunities through Trident University

Posted September 1, 2017 by By Jason Miller

Installation leadership along with representatives from Trident University cut a ceremonial ribbon at the Army Education Center Monday during an open house, in effect offering more flexible educational opportunities for the Fort Irwin community. Trident University’s presence is 100 percent online, which gives Soldiers, families and civilians flexibility, allowing community members the ability to better…

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Military, Civilian Spouses’ club kicks off season, welcomes new members

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The Military and Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin ushered in a new year of club activities at its annual super sign-up event on Aug. 24. The event, held at Sam Adams, provided spouses with the opportunity to join the club and meet current members, talk with representatives of community organizations, and shop the wares…

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Acts of kindness — painting rocks

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Jason Miller

A popular trend has begun to take hold within the Fort Irwin community this year in the form of painting rocks and placing them throughout the community for a random pedestrian to find. The movement has one goal, to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting community members. The act of painting rocks and leaving…

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What is MATES?

Posted August 4, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

As motorists enter the National Training Center at Fort Irwin it’s hard to miss the large buildings off to the East on Outer Loop Road. Most people pass them twice every day, but have no idea what their purpose is. The facility is the home of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site or MATES, and…

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Fort Irwin celebrates summer

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Dave Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community celebrated the summer season at an event held on July 8 at Army Field here. Over 2500 community members attend the annual Summer Jam event hosted by Fort Irwin Family Morale, Recreation and Welfare directorate. The event featured games, giant water slides, vendors, food and beverages and…

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11th ACR support National Night Out

Posted August 4, 2017 by

On Aug 1, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported National Night Out in the community of Helendale, Calif. Held the first Tuesday of every August, National Night Out events bring awareness to police programs and other anti-crime efforts. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie…

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Fort Irwin serves up summer fun

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The weather may be hot, but that isn’t stopping the action at Fort Irwin. Programs and facilities on post are offering a wide range of activities this month, from tried and true favorites like bowling to the all-new paddle board jousting. Whether you are looking to relax or find some thrills, here are a few…

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