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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.


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Weed Army Community Hospital Commander Bids Fort Irwin Farewell

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Against the backdrop of the new Weed Army Community Hospital under construction in the distance and the bramble covered hills of the Mojave desert beyond it, Col. Jason S. Wieman, Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) Commander, turned over his command to Col. Martin Doperak Monday, June 6 during a change of…

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Fort Irwin, NTC, Wach Celebrate Army Birthday 2016

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a special PRE-BIRTHDAY cake cutting ceremony at DFAC No. 1 for the general public and Soldiers June 10. Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, National Training Center (NTC) commander, was on hand to join the oldest Soldier present (the WACH’s Col. Eric Sabety) and…

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Senior Policy Advisor Visits Fort Irwin

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Senior Policy Advisor to Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Ms. Patricia Ross, met with senior leadership, talked with Army spouses and toured post facility’s here, Friday, June 16. After a short installation brief by senior leadership, Ross hit the streets of Fort Irwin and visited with spouses during a luncheon. The working lunch…

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Fort Irwin Spouse Earns Full University Scholarship

Posted  June 29, 2016

Judy Lee, spouse of a Fort Irwin Soldier, was recently awarded a full scholarship from the American Freedom Foundation and Kaplan University to pursue her dream career. “Working as a forensic pathologist is my dream job,” Lee said. After researching for online criminal justice programs, Lee came across Kaplan University. When completing the enrollment process,…

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Vehicle Registration in the Military

Posted  June 29, 2016

It’s one of many questions military members ask when moving to a new duty station:  Do I have to change my vehicle registration?  Fortunately, California’s vehicle registration laws are generally very military-friendly. California Residents:  Residents of California may choose to register their vehicle in California.  In addition, your or your spouse’s vehicle may be registered…

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