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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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Household Goods personnel claims

Posted  July 7, 2017

Although many “household goods” moves occur without incident every day, unfortunately, some Servicemembers experience lost or damaged goods during their moves and are unsure of the reimbursement process.  With PCS season right around the corner, it is important to be aware of the claims process in case the move is not as smooth as it…

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Rep. Cook seeks funding for rail spur to Army’s National Training Center

Posted  July 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley, voted June 29 for the annual national security authorization bill, which passed in House Armed Services Committee by a 60-1 vote. In the bill, Cook proposed and succeeded in including language that begins the process for construction of a railroad spur at Fort Irwin’s National Training Center near…

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Tiefort Shuttle upgrades deliver faster, better public transit

Posted  July 7, 2017

Fort Irwin’s free shuttle service offers service members, contractors, and families an easy way to get around post – and beat the heat. The Tiefort Shuttle service is in the midst of a major modernization effort that has already cut wait times in half and will soon include the construction of new shelters at all…

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New RV Park Coming to Fort Irwin

Posted  July 7, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif. ­— The U.S. Army Garrison Command Team celebrated the beginning of a new construction project that will eventually lead to an improved camping experience at the recreational vehicle park here. The full project will add 59 new RV spaces, more than doubling the size of the park. Other amenities included in the…

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238th ASOS at the National Training Center

Posted  July 7, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif. — The 238th Air Support Operations Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, is conducting close air support at the National Training Center during the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The Meridian, Mississippi, based 238th ASOS, has members with over thirteen years of experience in the Tactical Air Control Party field. The unit…

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