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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…


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Thanksgiving at the NTC

Posted  December 2, 2016

The holiday season kicked off at the National Training Center with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal on November 22 at DEFAC #2 here. The meal was prepared by the troopers of the 11th Cavalry Regiment, who put out a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training…

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Let’s “Speek About It” – Wreaths!

Posted  December 2, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As the holiday season approaches, each family gears up in their own, special way by decorating their house, inside and out, and Melissa Speek’s house will be the one house on the block you won’t want to miss. Speek is a United States Army spouse here at Fort Irwin with a…

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Life-saving Devices in Facilities Near You

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Directorate of Emergency Services boosted response time for cardiopulmonary emergencies by installing over 70 Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) across the installation, Nov. 4. The AED’s will be installed in facilities that are known to have foot traffic and all devices will be installed by the end of this month. “I’ve been a paramedic for…

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Yorba Linda Community Hosts Thanksgiving for U.S. Army Soldiers

Posted  December 2, 2016

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Citizens of East Lake Village Community lined the entryway into the clubhouse, giving a warm welcome as U.S. Army Soldiers and families from Fort Irwin arrived to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal and enjoy the company of many patriotic community members, Nov. 24. Over 120 Soldiers and families took part in…

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TAX CENTER OPENING SOON

Posted  December 2, 2016

Starting January 24, 2017, the Tax Center will offer free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and Civilian tax preparers.  The Tax Center is located at Building 230 and is operated by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Office.  The hours of operation are every Monday through Friday, 0900 – 1600 and…

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