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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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Tax Center opens for business

Posted  February 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Tax Center opened Jan. 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony by National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. The tax center offers free tax preparation services by tax preparers certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The center is located at…

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted  February 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Posted  February 6, 2015

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations. At the National Training Center, the unconventional or irregular fight is one that occurs at the same time as force-on-force battles during training rotations. One organization that deals with irregular tactics…

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3rd ID brings Bystander Intervention to NTC

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Chief of Staff of the Army’s guidance to take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as a primary mission is resonating throughout the force. The National Training Center’s response to this difficult problem-set is the Bystander Intervention program developed by 3rd Infantry Division Raider Initiatives Group. The powerful interactive and dynamic…

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DPW plans for future

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Real Property Master Planning Division, Directorate of Public Works, hosted an Installation Infrastructure Visioning Practicum here, Jan. 21-23. The hands-on workshop developed a vision plan, which lays the foundation for the installation’s real property master plan that will be developed over the next six months. The visioning practicum was facilitated by Maureen Goodrich, master…

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