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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army’s top logistics general

The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.

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SecArmy Commits to Building a More Lethal, Agile Force During Visit to National Training Center

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1. Just two weeks after his confirmation as the Army’s top Civilian leader, Esper traveled to NTC to observe…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Donates 200 Coats to Homeless

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — During the month of November, the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club collected more than 200 coats, sweaters and other cold-weather gear during its community coat drive. The club donated the coats to the Desert Manna homeless shelter in Barstow. The coat drive asked members of the Fort Irwin community to…

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Silver Valley Trojans fight to the end in Football Championship Game

ORANGE, Calif. — The Silver Valley High School Trojans left it all on the field Dec. 2 as they competed for the CIF Southern Section Division 13 Football Championship. The team fell just short of victory, coming up 20-30 to Orange High School from Orange, Calif. Nevertheless, many look at Silver Valley High School making…


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Fort Irwin marks Halloween with Post-Wide Trick or Treat

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, along with Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich, set up a table at Commanders Loop to pass out goodies to the community during the Fort Irwin post-wide Trick or Treat Oct. 31. Soldiers with the 11th…

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Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted  November 1, 2017

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted  October 30, 2017

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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Health & Safety

Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted  October 30, 2017

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Technology

Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Posted  October 27, 2017

Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air. The venue wasn't Afghanistan or some other faraway place, however.

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