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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…


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Save on your taxes by saving for retirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

Tax season is rapidly approaching and we at the Fort Irwin Tax Center would like to provide some important information that may save you money on your taxes.  The tax code strongly influences the way we plan our finances and provides incentives for certain things like Education Credit which rewards taxpayers monetarily for continuing their…

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Red Cross Deliver Holiday Cards

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division, handed out holiday cards to veterans at Barstow Veterans Home, Dec. 19. Every year the Red Cross deliver donated holiday cards from their Holiday Mail for Heroes program to local military facilities, veteran’s homes and hospitals and military family support groups. …

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BOSS Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif-  U.S. Army Soldiers with Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) handed out 168 Christmas trees to Soldiers and families here, Sat., Dec. 3. Every year BOSS spreads a little holiday cheer by distributing donated trees to Soldiers and families. This year, the trees were donated by Bridget Blehm, director, For Families of…

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At the Movies

Posted  January 6, 2017

Jan 6 7 p.m. Allied (R) Jan 7 4 p.m.  Moana (PG) 7 p.m.  Office Christmas Party (R) Jan 8 7 p.m.  The Edge of Seventeen (R) Jan 13 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 14 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 15 7 p.m. Monster Trucks  (PG-13) Jan 20 7 p.m. La La Land. …

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Focusing On Mental Toughness

Posted  January 6, 2017

United Sates Army Soldiers and civilians completed a 10 day Master Resilience Training (MRT) with intention to share their newly developed skills with their respective units here, Dec. 9. The thirty participants were immersed in techniques to help boost their mental strength, giving them tactics to bounce back from adversity. “It’s really important to focus…

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