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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.


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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted  December 4, 2017

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Fort Irwin Earns Federal Award for Water Conservation

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Energy recognized Fort Irwin’s water conservation program as one of the top in the federal government Nov. 2 by presenting installation representatives with a Federal Energy and Water Management award. The award highlights federal organizations and agencies for “outstanding contributions” to energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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Flu Shots Increase Readiness at the National Training Center

Posted  December 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital increased the readiness of service members at the National Training Center by bringing the influenza vaccine to their area of operation, beginning Nov. 9. “Making sure [the shots] are done in a timely fashion and in a way that works for the units sometimes is a logistical…

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