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Fort Irwin senior headed to Fresno State to pursue education, football

Posted March 2, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin student-athlete E.J. Ane signed a letter of intent Feb. 9 to join the San Jose State Spartans and continue his education at San Jose State University this fall. Growing up in a military family, Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane lived in Germany,…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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The National Training Center, Now and Into the Future

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. The United States has been at war for 16 years. The young Americans who stepped up and volunteered for service in the Armed Forces, even before the dust had settled in New…

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Posted December 1, 2017 by

Ken Drylie A C-130 aircraft from the US Marine Corps’ Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) practices touch and go landings at Fort Irwin’s Bicycle Lake Airfield Nov. 14. The squadron is part of the Marine Aircraft Group 11. The mission of MAG 11 is to provide offensive air support, anti-aircraft warfare, assault support,…

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11th ACR Leads Victorville Veterans Day Parade

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jason Miller

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Several hundred community members gathered curbside to celebrate and pay tribute to American Veterans during the 21st annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11. Leading the parade representing the U.S. Army and the National Training Center was the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment Color Guard, along with…

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Rotation Wrap-up

Posted December 1, 2017 by

U.S. Army photo by SPC Roberto Moore A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes up a defensive position. Task Force Raider had more than 4,000 Soldiers from across all warfighting functions synchronizing efforts to bring maximum combat power on the enemy during Decisive…

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October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Posted October 6, 2017 by

On October 11, the Fort Irwin community will gather for “A Walk to End Domestic Violence” led by the Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater. The walk begins at the Blue Track at 9 a.m. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence first held a “Day of Unity” in 1981 as a way to bring awareness…

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Justice Department obtains $700,000 for servicemembers to resolve allegations that two finance companies conducted illegal auto repos

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LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department announced Sept. 27 that two Los Angeles-based consumer finance companies have agreed to pay a total of $760,788 to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing 70 vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders. Westlake Services, LLC…

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Household Goods personnel claims

Posted July 7, 2017 by CPT Alexander Quagge

Although many “household goods” moves occur without incident every day, unfortunately, some Servicemembers experience lost or damaged goods during their moves and are unsure of the reimbursement process.  With PCS season right around the corner, it is important to be aware of the claims process in case the move is not as smooth as it…

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