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Celebrities, leaders, corporate executives get better appreciation for military during VIP Box Tour Some of Hollywood’s finest, including actors and filmmakers, Las Vegas and other corporate executives, and other leaders, got a little taste of the training that thousands of soldiers experience 10-months out of every year at Fort Irwin. The VIP Box Tour is…

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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.


High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays to everyone at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, from the staff of Aerotech News and Review! This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link below. Here are some highlights from the Dec. 2018 issue:

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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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504th’s Imagery Analysts serve as combat multipliers at NTC

Posted  March 30, 2018

Often serving in a behind-the-scenes role of military operations, geospatial intelligence imagery analysts have a critical role in the intelligence fight across modern battlefields.

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Army to change NCO Professional Development System to maximize college credit opportunities

Posted  March 30, 2018

Army photograph by Spec. Dustin D. Biven Sgt. Maj. Terry Preston stands in front of a formation of 1st Infantry Division Soldiers during a transfer of authority ceremony held in Poznan, Poland, Feb. 28, 2018. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is refining the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System to prepare personnel for the…

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3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted  March 28, 2018

Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23, at the National Training Center, here. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable.

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Soldiers’ situational awareness improved using micro-displays, augmented reality

Posted  March 26, 2018

Several new technologies are being developed that, once combined, will provide Soldiers an unprecedented overview of the battlefield.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Shiloh Capers

Army secretary highlights Futures Command, readiness in congressional testimony

Posted  March 23, 2018

"Our competitors are seeking to alter global strategic realities for their own benefit, often at the expense of U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners," said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper during a testimony Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

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