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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.


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Doctor Glassey, Drumstick teach community about animals, safety

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN Calif. — It’s hard to say who is more of a Fort Irwin icon, Dr. Glassey or his owl Drumstick. “I got Drumstick 28 years ago. He had been hit by a car and needed to have his wing amputated,” said Dr. Michael Glassey, a medical entomologist, who has worked as a contractor…

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Beginning of a tradition

Posted  April 7, 2017

Every morning, hundreds of Fort Irwin community members drive past the famous “Painted Rocks” that sit just outside of the installations front gate. Most people know that the distinctive unit insignia represents the units that have completed training rotations at the National Training Center. However, not everyone knows how the tradition started, and that not…

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Office offers legal assistance, special victim counsel services

Posted  April 7, 2017

As many of us have found out the hard way, the civilian world keeps moving even after we have signed on the dotted line, raised our hands, and taken our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States.  Unfortunately, what happens in the civilian world doesn’t always stay in the civilian world, and…

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Some last-minute ways to reduce your taxable income

Posted  April 7, 2017

The end of tax season is rapidly approaching and we want to give you some last minute information about how to reduce your taxable income.  Taxable income is your gross income after you subtract all of the deductions that the IRS allows. One of these deductions is a contribution to a traditional Individual Retirement Account…

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Growing community through gardening

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN Calif. — Thomas Jefferson may have said it best in 1811, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” This same spirit lives on in the community garden at Ft. Irwin. “The goal of the garden is to develop…

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