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Technology

Latest sensor upgrades boost recon vehicle capabilities

A snowy, frigid February morning didn't stop leaders and stakeholders from turning out to view the highly-anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration.

Technology

New combat vehicle coating to increase Soldier survivability

Army photograph Woodland tests were conducted in Florida on a Bradley fighting vehicle with a visual camouflage pattern using brown, black and green TALON paint. The ManTech program provided the necessary funding to work with industry to develop a process for manufacturing the paint. While Soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is…

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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…


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Events

Hearts, treats, sweets, kindness and love spread across Fort Irwin for Valentine’s Day

Posted  March 1, 2019

Joshua Villagomez It was a chance to get a dirty AND get a little running in before Valentine’s Day. About two dozen runners came out for the MWR’s 3rd annual Dirty Hearts Powder 2K/5K on Feb. 9t. They braved the cold temperatures and drizzle, but there was still a good time had by all–especially the…

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Army

Army fiscal 2020 budget proposal realigns $30 billion

Posted  March 1, 2019

The Army is slated to release its fiscal year 2020 budget request on March 12, which will include the realignment of nearly $30 billion over the next five years to improve readiness and better support the Army's six modernization priorities.

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Local

11th ACR support to Afghanistan mission

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Jan. 30, as other Blackhorse Troopers were eagerly looking forward to the four-day weekend, Staff Sgt. Ninos Zayayou and Sgt. Samiulla Khan traveled to Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos to meet with the California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Intelligence Readiness Operations Capability team. Their visit was to conduct…

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Blackhorse rolls out for Rotation 19-04

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, prepares for another rotation in the National Training Center, Calif., on Feb. 2, 2019. RSS, with the help of 916th Support Brigade, ensure a safe and capable force to complete all missions laid before them from rollout to the final battle. It takes…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

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