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A deep space communications hub in desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers’ abilities

Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to accelerate training.

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The Army Vision: Behind the 10-year plan to help the Army win today’s and tomorrow’s battles

In 1973, as the draft ended and America withdrew from Vietnam, the Army made it a priority to catch and keep the technological edge in weapons and equipment -- setting up the formation of Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command.

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition, June 1, 2018 News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the 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.

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Posted  April 10, 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

Posted  April 6, 2018

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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Hiring Our Heroes summit brings employment training, mentorship to Fort Irwin Soldiers

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Hiring Our Heroes, a nonprofit program focused on helping veterans and their spouses find employment, joined with the USO to host a day-long “transition summit” at Fort Irwin April 3. The summit was designed to educate Soldiers and their family members about resources and best practices that will allow them to…

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NTC strengthens interoperability with joint service partner

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 700 Marines and Sailors joined forces with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during a February training rotation at the National Training Center. The exercise helped enhance interoperability in terms of communications, tactics and operations for both joint service partners. As the NTC’s professional opposing force, the 11th ACR’s job…

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Casey Slusser

Military women highlighted at Fort Irwin Women’s History Month observance

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with an event at the Sandy Basin Community Center March 28, featuring guest speaker retired Rear Adm. Sandy Adams. The event, hosted by Operations Group, highlighted stories from women’s 117-year record of official service in the U.S. military. More than 174,000 women currently serve in…

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