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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…


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Waiting for ‘GO!’

Posted  March 4, 2016

Operations Group team performs parachute jump Hand-picked United States Army Soldiers with Tarantula Team – one of several “critter” teams under Operations Group – conducted a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah here, Feb. 2. The professionals conducted the currency jump from an UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in order to continue providing invaluable observation,…

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Fort Irwin progressive motorcycle training

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army Progressive Motorcycle program is designed to keep motorcycle operator training current and sustain or enrich rider skills. Fort Irwin offers courses for servicemembers and the program consists of the following: Basic Riders Course, Experienced Riders Course/Basic Riders Course 2, Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advanced Rider Course, Motorcycle Refresher Training and Motorcycle Sustainment…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  March 4, 2016

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Posted  March 4, 2016

Use your experience and expertise to support Department of Defense contingency operations by volunteering to deploy. The civilian deployment experience allows civilians to use their capabilities, experience, and knowledge as a crucial component of helping the DoD accomplish its mission abroad. United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) is seeking current, permanent DoD employees with strong technical…

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Greywolf units stick together, support each other

Posted  March 4, 2016

Amid sunny skies and cool temps, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment “Chargers,” 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division came to wage “war” at the National Training Center. Chargers’ Soldiers arrived in the “box” Feb. 7 in support of 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division’s decisive action rotation. While the training enhanced the Chargers…

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