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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.


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Fort Irwin prepares for earthquakes with Great California ShakeOut Drill

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — As part of the Great California ShakeOut drill, emergency services personnel at Fort Irwin reminded the community to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the event of a major earthquake. The drill took place on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. and involved millions of participants around the world….

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NTC conducts trial with Live Round Interrupter

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a trial at the National Training Center Oct. 18 with what is called the Live Round Interrupter. The safety product is designed to prevent live ammunition from being introduced into blank fire training scenarios. After an extensive review…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Physician Assistant Week 2017

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Fort Irwin community and Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) celebrated Physician Assistant (PA) week Oct. 5 with a luncheon and cake ceremony, calling attention to the importance of the profession to the Army’s mission. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who are certified in general medicine and are…

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Ten Soldiers from Fort Irwin helped hold the American flag during pregame ceremonies for Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2017.
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NTC commanding general honored in World Series opener

Posted  November 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, was honored as the Military Hero of the Game during the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24. The game kicked off the baseball championship battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. Broadwater…

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Garrison command team signs leadership pledge

Posted  November 3, 2017

The Fort Irwin Garrison Command Team signed a Leadership Pledge during the Commander’s Call Oct. 24. The pledge outlines the leadership team’s commitment to creating an environment where Fort Irwin Garrison employees can succeed, including a smooth onboarding process, clear performance standards, opportunities for personal and professional development, recognition for excellent performance, and leadership engagement…

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