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United Arab Emirates troops train at Fort Irwin

Posted October 6, 2017 by Adriane Elliot

In an historic military moment, the United Arab Emirates military became the first Gulf State nation to attend and complete a training rotation at the Army's premier training site- the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017.

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Corps of Engineers, top brass cut ribbon on DOD’s 1st LEED-Platinum hospital

Posted September 27, 2017 by Dena O'Dell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District helped cut the ribbon Sept. 21 on the Department of Defense’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Platinum hospital.

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Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group -- Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September.

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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

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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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