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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile

Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Cyber Activities at the National Training Center Support Real World Operations

U.S. Army Cyber Command is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Support to Corps and Below program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units.

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CSM Matthew R. Lowe welcomed as NTC senior enlisted adviser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center colors were exchanged during a time-honored tradition at the Sandy Basin Community Center, where Soldiers, families and civilians observed a relinquishment of responsibility between incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew R. Lowe and outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Robin M. Bolmer, Jan. 5. After the presentation of the national…


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Community Calendar Dec.

Posted  December 1, 2017

DEC 01 Holiday Market and Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Samuel Adams Event Center Join Family and MWR for the most wonderful time of the year! The annual Holiday Market and Tree Lighting will offer shopping, crafts, food, a hot cocoa bar, and more! The Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m….

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The National Training Center, Now and Into the Future

Posted  December 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. The United States has been at war for 16 years. The young Americans who stepped up and volunteered for service in the Armed Forces, even before the dust had settled in New…

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Fort Irwin Supports Marine Memorial Golf Tournament

Posted  December 1, 2017

BARSTOW, Calif. — Fort Irwin leadership participated in the Marine Golf Tournament Nov.14 at the Memorial Golf Course in Barstow. The golf tournament brought together Marines of all ranks, employees, sponsors and friends. The Marine Memorial Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course that challenges the best of golfers.  The golf tournament included over 25…

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Posted  December 1, 2017

Ken Drylie A C-130 aircraft from the US Marine Corps’ Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) practices touch and go landings at Fort Irwin’s Bicycle Lake Airfield Nov. 14. The squadron is part of the Marine Aircraft Group 11. The mission of MAG 11 is to provide offensive air support, anti-aircraft warfare, assault support,…

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Fort Irwin Commissary Begins Accepting Military Star Card

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s commissary began accepting the Military Star card as a form of payment for groceries Nov. 8. The change is part of a pilot program allowing the use of the Military Star card at local commissaries on military installations that launched Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We look forward…

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