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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Back to Work

Fort Irwin, CA – After a well-deserved break for the holiday season, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is getting ready to host 1st Stryker Brigade Combat, Team 25th Infantry Division for rotation 17-03. Elements of the 1st SBCT started arriving over a week ago, most of the unit’s personnel and equipment will be…

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Santa Sighted!

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – There was no shortage of opportunities for children of all ages to see the famous duo, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, and their elves to make their holiday wishes, here, during the month of December. From the Main Post Helipad to the Veterinary Treatment Facility, Clause was sighted around post handing…


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Fort Irwin Soldiers interrupt evening commute to save a life

Posted  November 4, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — What began as a typical commute home for two Fort Irwin Army Medical Command Soldiers quickly turned into a tense and potentially life-saving evening when they came across a serious accident. Staff Sgt. Sydney Norris and Maj. Vernice Favor-Williams were carpooling together from their duty station at Fort Irwin to their…

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Haloween Trunk or Treat

Posted  November 4, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection here Monday. With over 19 different Trunk or Treat opportunities, children of all ages collected candy while dressed in fun…

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National Training Center Brings High Quality H2O

Posted  November 4, 2016

For Soldiers, Families and civilians living and working in the Mojave Desert, extreme temperatures and unforgiving winds is just a way of life. However, life would cease to exist in the desert, without the precious commodity of water. The National Training Center recently cut the ribbon on what is referred to be one of the…

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Fort Irwin Conducts Red Ribbon Week

Posted  November 4, 2016

The Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) handed out bracelets at the Man Exchange to Soldiers, Families and civilians in support of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24. The drug free campaign of “You Only Live Once, Be Drug Free,” encourages the Fort Irwin community to take a stand against substance abuse and to educate…

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A Bankruptcy Primer for Soldiers

Posted  November 4, 2016

There are different reasons why we may become saddled with debt.  Sometimes, it is because we take out loans for necessary expenses.  Other times, it is through no fault of our own.  For example, we may incur debt because of unanticipated medical expenses or because someone else applied for credit cards in our name.  Regardless…

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