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Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Today's war fighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power.

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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

Posted  August 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Lending a hand to temporary housing

Posted  August 5, 2016

For incoming Army Soldiers and families waiting for housing here, temporary lodging can be challenging. When on post accommodations are at full occupancy, service members, contractors and distinguished guest are left searching for lodging in Barstow, Calif., some 35 miles away. “During the PCS season, Soldiers and families can be on a wait list from…

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Health & Safety

Stay Healthy and Hydrated with Hidden Sources of Water

Posted  August 5, 2016

As summer continues here in the Mojave, health experts at Weed Army Community Hospital remind everyone of the importance of staying hydrated. But, did you know there are other ways to up your water intake without just guzzling from the water fountain? Healthcare providers are quick to remind you that human bodies are made up…

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted  August 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the U.S. Army and Army National Guard with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, Jul 17. Sgt. Stephanie Jones, of the Fort Irwin Protocol office, sang the National Anthem She returned during the bottom of the eighth inning and sang God…

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Army engineer invents lightweight ballistic combat shirt, wins award

Posted  August 5, 2016

NATICK, Mass. — When Army engineer Robert DiLalla set out to develop a new design for Soldier protection, he knew he had to break the mold. The result of his revolutionary approach, which focuses on the Soldier as an athlete, is the game-changing, Ballistic Combat Shirt, a new lightweight body armor system. “We set out…

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