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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…


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Health & Safety

Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted  October 30, 2017

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Technology

Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Posted  October 27, 2017

Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air. The venue wasn't Afghanistan or some other faraway place, however.

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Defense

Increased readiness is mission at Green Flag-West joint exercise

Posted  October 27, 2017

The 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing, along with the 122nd Operations and Maintenance Groups took part in a Green Flag-West air-land integration joint combat training exercise Sept. 7-23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a part of their major pre-deployment spin-up.

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Health & Safety

Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted  October 27, 2017

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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Army

Ellsworth airmen take part in Green Flag 18-1

Posted  October 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol A B-1 Bomber takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to participate in Green Flag exercise 18-1 on Oct. 18, 2017. Green Flag is a joint training exercise held 10 times a year at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. that tests aircrew and maintainer’s war…

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