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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place. The USO partnered with non-profit organization Hiring Our Heroes early this month…

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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.


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‘Raider’ Brigade takes on NTC

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A chilly Mojave Desert greeted more than 4,000 Soldiers as they prepared to aggressively face a world-class opposing force during a grueling month-long exercise at the National Training Center (NTC). Soldiers with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, performed in unforgiving rocky terrain with constant climate changes far…

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A day at the races: Local Cub Scouts take part in 65th annual Pinewood Derby

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Excited scouts filtered into Sandy Basin Community Center with their handcrafted wood cars in tow Feb. 24. Twenty-five Cub Scouts, both boys, and girls participated in the Pinewood Derby hosted by Fort Irwin Cub Scout Pack 67. The Pinewood Derby is a time-honored tradition of the Boy Scouts. “A little competition…

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Garrison recognizes Fort Irwin firefighters for supporting state wildfire response

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 9,000 wildfires burned over 1.2 million acres across California during 2017. Firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department provided mutual aid support to the state by responding to the Napa Fires, Thomas Fire, and Canyon Fire, as well as providing coverage to Cal Fire in Phelan for two wind…

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WACH ensures continuity of leadership with CSM Change of Responsibility

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Command Sgt. Maj. Albert H. Harris relinquished Weed Army Community Hospital’s colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Santiago in a ceremony on the patio of Oasis Café Feb. 15. “[Fort Irwin] has been phenomenal. We would stay here much longer if we could, but the Army has its plans…

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During Civil War Days, battle reenactments are a step away from Fort Irwin

Posted  March 2, 2018

YERMO, Calif. — Blustery 30 mph winds did not deter reenactors from the American Civil War Society (ACWS) who performed two battles commemorating Presidents’ Day at Calico Ghost Town. Nestled in the western Mojave Desert’s Calico Mountains near Yermo, about 30 miles south of Fort Irwin, the ghost town hosts family-friendly events several times a…

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