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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile

Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Cyber Activities at the National Training Center Support Real World Operations

U.S. Army Cyber Command is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Support to Corps and Below program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units.

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CSM Matthew R. Lowe welcomed as NTC senior enlisted adviser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center colors were exchanged during a time-honored tradition at the Sandy Basin Community Center, where Soldiers, families and civilians observed a relinquishment of responsibility between incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew R. Lowe and outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Robin M. Bolmer, Jan. 5. After the presentation of the national…


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Salutes & Awards

National Training Center recognizes civilians

Posted  February 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Installation leadership and the civilian workforce congratulated Department of the Army civilians for their superior service and accomplishments during the Fiscal Year 2018 Quarterly Civilian Awards Ceremony for the first quarter here, Jan. 9. Commander of the National Training Center Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater presided over the ceremony, which honored four…

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Former Fort Irwin employee assists hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted  February 2, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jim DeGraff, a former employee of the Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works, has spent much of the past four months helping the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The storms damaged thousands of homes and public facilities and left many of the islands’…

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Fort Irwin Animal Control Facility begins full operation

Posted  February 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Animal Control Facility (ACF) located in Bldg. 606 on 5th Street is now fully operational under a contract awarded to Chenega Healthcare Services through the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental Division. The ACF’s primary mission is to temporarily hold stray pets on Fort Irwin until they can…

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Fort Irwin and America’s Main Street

Posted  February 2, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In the summer of 1965, a newly minted U.S. Army second lieutenant and his new bride began an adventure that would bring them to a remote desert Army post for his first assignment as a military officer. 2nd Lt. Michael Naylon and his new wife, Beverly, left White Plains, N.Y., in…

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February Community Calendar

Posted  February 2, 2018

NOTICES: SGT Fuzzbuddy’s Closure for Renovations starting Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m. We regret to inform the community that effective 1 February 2018, SGT Fuzzbuddy’s will be closing for renovations.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  To help with the inconvenience during this time, a list of local boarding facilities and on post…

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