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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…


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Army developing laser-guided, precision mortar

Posted  March 6, 2017

The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy.

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted  March 6, 2017

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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Salutes & Awards

36th Annual Barstow Community Awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Barstow Chamber of Commerce held its 36th Annual Community Awards Feb 18, to recognize individuals and organizations for their hard work. Students, military personnel, businesses and individuals took the stage as they were recognized for their contributions to the Barstow community. Masters of ceremonies, Raquel Beezly and Scott Figueroa, presented the awards throughout the…

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Fort Irwin Welcomes Vietnam War Veterans

Posted  March 3, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif — With flags waving, the band playing and the roar of hundreds of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, classic cars and military vehicles, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed hundreds of Vietnam Era Veterans to the annual Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony here. The event, first held in 2009, brings hundreds of…

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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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