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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Lighter, faster, smaller equipment needed for Soldiers to win, says Gen. Townsend

"Our troops need equipment that is more effective -- lighter, faster and smaller. That is going to be a theme of mine," said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Army developing system to allow Soldiers to see buried bombs for route clearance

The Army is developing technology that visually alerts Soldiers to hidden explosives in the ground rather than just providing them an audible notification during use of mine detector equipment.

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Army, Marine Corps begin testing new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Marines and Soldiers have started testing the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in eastern California's Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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Fort Irwin hosts high-level delegations to enhance understanding of NTC mission

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — National security leaders from the private, academic and government sectors visited the National Training Center over the past two months to better understand the U.S. Army’s brigade-level readiness training. NTC hosted three separate delegations:  Congressional staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.); faculty and fellows from the Center…

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Garrison recognizes Fort Irwin firefighters for supporting state wildfire response

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 9,000 wildfires burned over 1.2 million acres across California during 2017. Firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department provided mutual aid support to the state by responding to the Napa Fires, Thomas Fire, and Canyon Fire, as well as providing coverage to Cal Fire in Phelan for two wind…

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WACH ensures continuity of leadership with CSM Change of Responsibility

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Command Sgt. Maj. Albert H. Harris relinquished Weed Army Community Hospital’s colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Santiago in a ceremony on the patio of Oasis Café Feb. 15. “[Fort Irwin] has been phenomenal. We would stay here much longer if we could, but the Army has its plans…

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During Civil War Days, battle reenactments are a step away from Fort Irwin

Posted  March 2, 2018

YERMO, Calif. — Blustery 30 mph winds did not deter reenactors from the American Civil War Society (ACWS) who performed two battles commemorating Presidents’ Day at Calico Ghost Town. Nestled in the western Mojave Desert’s Calico Mountains near Yermo, about 30 miles south of Fort Irwin, the ghost town hosts family-friendly events several times a…

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Ken Drylie

Fried eggs, burros attract visitors to Old Route 66 gold town

Posted  March 2, 2018

OATMAN, Ariz. — In 1863, prospector and mountain man John T. Moss was wandering the Black Mountains of Arizona. He, like so many other men of the time, dreamed of finding the “Mother Load” and becoming wealthy off a big gold strike. He had ridden with the Pony Express, acted as a scout for the…

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Fort Irwin senior headed to Fresno State to pursue education, football

Posted  March 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin student-athlete E.J. Ane signed a letter of intent Feb. 9 to join the San Jose State Spartans and continue his education at San Jose State University this fall. Growing up in a military family, Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane lived in Germany,…

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