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Army releases tool to educate Soldiers on selection board process

An online training tool for soldiers interested in understanding how the enlisted selection board process works is now available.

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Soldiers urged to participate in gender relations survey

About 700,000 invites to participate in a biennial gender relations study have gone out to active duty service members across the Department of Defense via email.

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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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Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted  January 8, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted  January 8, 2016

United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor to the organization and community during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Dec. 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien became the garrison’s command sergeant major after being charged with that responsibility by USAG Fort Irwin Commander Col. Scott Taylor. That moment occurred…

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Keeping aviation skills sharp

Posted  January 8, 2016

Soldiers with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade here, took to the skies on a training mission deep into the National Training Center, Dec. 3. The mission was straightforward: deliver a ground force commander with security team, utilizing three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, for a 45-minute key leader engagement with the mayor of the training…

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Landlord and tenants: both have rights, responsibilities

Posted  January 8, 2016

Recently, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin legal assistance office hosted a workshop covering several landlord/tenant issues that are commonly seen in California. The intent of the workshop was to educate our community on what their rights and responsibilities are as both a landlord and a tenant. As always, if you have any questions…

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Your future firefighters

Posted  January 8, 2016

Fire explorers from the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association graduated, Dec. 6, from an annual academy that has been held at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin the past 15 years. The 168 explorers completed the 24th IEFEA academy after conducting four days of training that included: structural fire control, firefighter safety and survival,…

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