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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.


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LTP prepares ‘Devil Brigade’ leaders for upcoming rotation

Posted  May 6, 2016

Commanders and staff from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled from their home station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the National Training Center in late March to conduct leader training before a future rotation here. “Devil Brigade” commander Col. Timothy Hayden joined 1st ABCT battalion leaders and staff officers who spent…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Posted  May 6, 2016

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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Fort Irwin job fair providing opportunities

Posted  May 6, 2016

If you were looking for employment, the Fort Irwin Job Fair was the place to be on April 7. With approximately 35 employers attending the event, and all of them with openings, the venue of Sandy Basin Community Center here was abuzz with activity. The fair was organized by the Employment Readiness Program and Transition…

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Legal assistance office provides immigration, naturalization services

Posted  May 6, 2016

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting and drawn out process for everyone. Fortunately for Soldiers and their families, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Defense have worked out ways to fast track this process. If you are not a U.S. citizen and have not already applied to become…

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  May 6, 2016

Election Day 2016 is seven months away, but campaigns are in full swing in state after state. Fort Irwin voters are visiting the Installation Voting Assistance Office and Unit Voting Assistance Offices asking questions about voting, how to vote, if they should vote or if their vote really counts. On March 17, the National Training…

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