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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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Community Calendar

Posted  April 7, 2017

April Middle School and Teen Center Events: April 7 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 8 Fine Art April 14 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 14  Easter Egg Hunt April 15 Spring Fling Activities April 15 Fine Art April 19 Middle School News April 21 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 22 Fine Art April 26 Dodgeball Tournament April 28…

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Evening marks end of scouting year

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Tables covered with blue and gold decorations, pool noodles transformed into Star Wars sabers, and children of all ages joyously ran around the Sandy Basin Community Center in celebration to mark the end of another scouting year for Pack 67 on March 14. Moderator for the evening, Cub Master Richard Lewis…

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Run/walk promotes children’s dental health

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Dental Command (DENTAC) hosted its very first Tooth Decay 2K Run/Walk to promote children’s dental health awareness, here, March 11. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, commander of Fort Irwin DENTAC, credited the idea to her senior non-commissioned officer’s (NCO) daughter who found it difficult to say tooth decay.  When…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted  April 7, 2017

Fort Irwin senior leaders gathered during breakfast to launch the annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign and to spread awareness on the important topic of giving back, March 13. During the function, Soldiers from various units spoke on personal experiences of being struck with financial emergency situations and how Army Emergency Relief filled the gap,…

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Deep fires in a distributed battlefield

Posted  April 7, 2017

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Battery, 2-20th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a unique crucible training exercise at the National Training Center, by providing rocket artillery support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, meanwhile processing fire missions over 1,000 miles away at Fort Sill, Okla., March 15. “This is an opportunity for our…

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