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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

Weed Army Community Hospital receives Army Star Strong Award

Posted  July 7, 2017

After five years of training and safety improvements, Weed Army Community Hospital received the prestigious Army Star Strong Award June 29.

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Vacation Bible School attendance soar

Posted  July 7, 2017

Army photograph by Jo Garrison Eighty-one volunteers from the Fort Irwin community come together to teach children Bible lessons with age appropriate activities during Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel, June 9. Every summer, the Religious Services Office holds a weeklong outreach program for children of the community called Vacation Bible School at Main…

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Army experts seek to defeat host of improvised threats

Posted  July 3, 2017

On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer.

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Unmanned aerial system improves situational awareness and mission performance

Posted  July 3, 2017

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload.

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Laser weapons bring sharp advantages to the battlefield

Posted  June 27, 2017

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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