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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.

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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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NTC Soldier receives national engineering diversity honor

Posted  March 1, 2019

Fort Irwin’s own, Maj. Eric Nelson, received the Secretary of the Army’s Black Engineer of the Year Diversity Award in February in Washington, D.C. The Black Engineer of the Year Awards — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Conference (BEYA STEM) were presented from Feb. 7 to 9. The awards are presented to individuals who exhibit…

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Bye-bye beloved burros Some of our small donkeys to be moved to safer, healthier environment

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Some, not all, of the (mostly) beloved burros at the National Training Center will be removed, as a part of a project to provide a safer, healthier environment for the small donkeys. There are more than 1,000 burros estimated to be on our military installation and they’ve been a staple of…

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High school students, potential Soldiers, get military experience at the National Training Center

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — 60 potential high school recruits from the Ridgecrest and Palmdale, California, Recruiting Offices of the U.S. Army Southern California Recruiting Command, visited Fort Irwin in February. Three recruiters joined the students. The students traveled more than two hours from the Lancaster/Palmdale area, as well as Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest. The…

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Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Posted  March 1, 2019

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…

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Silver Valley Schools receive Department of Defense grant to promote STEM education

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Silver Valley Unified School District has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The District received the grant in October of 2018 and the district’s “STEM Success Initiative” has two primary goals: to increase the…

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