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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate.


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The Eyes in the Sky: Company B, 229 UAS supports OIR

Posted  May 4, 2018

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — Units in the U.S. Army are always pushing the boundaries and accomplishing great feats. Company B, 229th Aviation Regiment “Flying Tigers” is the sixth Gray Eagle Company in the Army and an example of a trailblazer since its recent inception in 2014. Company B is currently deployed in the Southeast Asia region…

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Gateway to SOCAL: Town of Needles survives the rise and fall of train travel and Route 66

Posted  May 4, 2018

NEEDLES, Calif. — In 1850, the US Army established Camp Colorado on the east bank of the Colorado River near the present day city of Needles, California. The Army built the installation to protect settlers moving through the area to various locations in California. Some settlers would head for the gold fields of Northern California,…

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WACH helps military kids, parents build resiliency

Posted  May 4, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — When Capt. Lisa Snow thinks about the tough realities military children face every day, one moment stands out in her mind. She was attending her son’s cross-country meet when one of the other kids at the event noticed her father in the crowd. “Her dad walked up and she absolutely lost…

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Life as a military child

Posted  May 4, 2018

Capt. Lisa Snow, a general pediatrician at Fort Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, is a mom of three boys. When not at work, she tries to make every minute count. One tip she gave, as a parent, is to make sure a child feels safe in their home: When they come home from school, listen…

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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted  May 4, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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