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Two Army medical facilities recognized for safety

Two U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) units were recognized by the Army Safety and Health Management System (ASHMS) as Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star sites.

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With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 8, 2017, to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today's U.S. Soldiers face in combat.

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New Hunter, Killer platform undergoes testing at MFIX 2017

As technology advances, so too does the need for Soldiers to be able to multitask without forfeiting their primary duty. With new multi-domain platforms, the Army hopes to give Soldiers the equipment to handle the added responsibility.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. JD Sacharok, Operations Group, National Training Center) Army

Army CID extends opportunity for commissioned officers from any MOS to become warrant officer special agents

QUANTICO, Va. — On the heels of 15 officers recently resigning their commission to transition into the warrant officer ranks as a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) special agent, the Army has extended the application deadline to May 15, 2017 for the next round of motivated applicants willing to pursue careers as federal agents…

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Christmas in January

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) put together Christmas in January for Soldiers and families in the Town Center, Jan. 6. Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck and handed out bicycles, razors, and toys donated by Phil and Mary Leatherman of Extreme Automotive.  Over the last couple years Extreme Automotive has graciously…

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IMCOM’S Transition Assistance Program helps Army save $900 million

Posted  February 3, 2017

Unemployment Compensation for Soldiers leaving the Army during fiscal year 2016 dropped to the lowest amount recorded in 13 years. The Army ended the year at $172.8 million, according to the Department of Labor’s unemployment compensation report.  Army expenditures had peaked in 2011, at $515 million. This is the first time expenditures dropped below $200…

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Posted  February 3, 2017

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opens Jan. 24, 2017, and in preparation, we want to provide you with information about one of the unique tax benefits available to you as a Soldier.  California Revenue and Tax Code Section 17140.5 provides a benefit to active-duty Soldiers who are assigned to Fort Irwin but who maintain a…

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Tax Season is Here

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — United States Army Garrison command cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Tax Center on Jan. 24. U.S. Army Soldiers completed more than 120 hours of training with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to provide a free tax preparation service to the community.  Capt. Cadence Tuttle, Staff Judge…

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The Harvey House Story

Posted  February 3, 2017

Barstow, Calif. —  Just a couple of blocks off old Route 66 in the city of Barstow, sits the historic Harvey House, one of many attractions in the area that offers a look into the past. Long before people began to “get their kicks on route 66,” Fred Harvey created the very first chain restaurants,…

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