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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.

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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Here comes the boom!

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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Vehicle lemon law, warranty protects consumers

Posted  April 1, 2016

Purchasing a car is always a difficult process that can be made even more burdensome when there are issues with the car. In California, consumers are protected by several warranties and “lemon laws.” Understanding these laws, as well as your rights, will help the consumer to deal with any issues that arise after they purchase…

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Brave Rifles experience TOC operations during NTC rotation

Posted  April 1, 2016

If battlefield operations had to be looked at in terms of the human anatomy, then the TOC would be the brain. That is according to Capt. Deanna Tran, operational and administrative law attorney for 3rd Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas. “We [personnel at the TOC] control the whole operational picture like the brain…

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Army Transportation command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted  April 1, 2016

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army’s Transportation Corps and Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., visited the National Training Center to meet with Soldiers and leadership, March 10. Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard attended several meetings including a Warrior Time Training, the Women’s Mentorship Network lunch, and a professional development session with…

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Fort Irwin prescription drug take-back day is April 27

Posted  April 1, 2016

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on September 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign encourages American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. It gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,…

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Soldier, NCO of the Quarter selected after competition

Posted  April 1, 2016

After a post-wide competition here recently among seven service members, a junior Soldier and a sergeant were selected as the National Training Center Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter in fiscal year 2016. Pfc. Alan Ibarra was named Soldier of the Quarter for the Third Quarter. Ibarra serves as a…

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