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Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations.

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New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better intelligence

The North Carolina National Guard's Detachment 1, D Company 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, N.C., July 17 - Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow.


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Students observe solar eclipse at Fort Irwin

Posted  September 1, 2017

On Aug. 21, students at Lewis Elementary School, part of the Silver Valley Unified School District, joined with the nation to observe the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. A partial eclipse was visible from Fort Irwin, and the students used protective glasses and pinhole cameras to view the event….

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Fort Bliss soldiers face mock chemical attack in Mojave Desert

Posted  September 1, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An artillery shell falls from the sky and bursts on the ground, spreading its deadly gas. The field headquarters of Fort Bliss’ 2nd Brigade Combat Team has been hit. Soldiers scurry for cover, while others quickly change into gas masks and chemical gear and hunt for the perpetrators. The gas attack…

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Fort Irwin Army Education Center expands flexible opportunities through Trident University

Posted  September 1, 2017

Installation leadership along with representatives from Trident University cut a ceremonial ribbon at the Army Education Center Monday during an open house, in effect offering more flexible educational opportunities for the Fort Irwin community. Trident University’s presence is 100 percent online, which gives Soldiers, families and civilians flexibility, allowing community members the ability to better…

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Attorney, client relationship explained

Posted  September 1, 2017

One of the key aspects of the attorney-client relationship is that of privileged communications.  Most everyone has heard of these concepts, but they bear repeating given their significance and the consequences of improper disclosure. Once an attorney-client relationship has been established, and under many circumstances even prior to a formal arrangement, whatever an attorney and…

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The Guard Years – Fort Irwin in the 1970’s

Posted  September 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. After the regular Army “Turned out the lights” at Fort Irwin, the post was turned over to the 40th Armored Brigade of the California National Guard. Life on the post was mostly…

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