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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…


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The top 10 Army modernization efforts of 2016

Posted  December 30, 2016

Supporting the fight around the globe means providing Soldiers with the most advanced technology available. The Army must ride the wave of technology or risk being left behind.

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New issue facility opened at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 30, 2016

The Logistics Readiness Center has opened a new Central Issue Facility, during a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility will help reduce wait times during the issuing of uniforms and gear. “At our previous building, we were working out of storage containers, it made it real difficult when you ran short on items,”…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Pins were flying!

Posted  December 30, 2016

United States Army Soldiers and families took advantage of the newly renovated Desert Winds Bowling Center, during a soft opening at Fort Irwin, Dec. 15. After a 13-month renovation closure, the facility will be open for bowling during opportunity leave Wednesday through Sunday. During the holiday break the snack bar will remain closed. However, in…

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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled for New Year’s Eve

Posted  December 30, 2016

Fort Irwin police will be checking driver licenses and motorist sobriety 10 p.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The checkpoint will be established inside Fort Irwin patrol boundaries that extend from Painted Rocks on Irwin Road into the garrison cantonment area.

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