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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.


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Daughter of retired NTC NCO receives commissary scholarship

Posted  June 29, 2016

In a ceremony at the Fort Irwin commissary on June 23, Jennifer Grey, daughter of retired Army staff sergeant David Grey, was presented a certificate recognizing her as winner of a $2,000 Defense Commissary Agency scholarship. Jennifer was one of seven Fort Irwin military family members who entered this year’s world-wide competition, which last year…

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K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment TOW-ITAS Live Fire

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, California — In the morning of June 2, 2016, at the National Training Center, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided live fire exercise with the Improved Target Acquisition System on both mounted and dismounted platforms. The purpose of this exercise was to provide training and…

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Movie in the Park

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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Blackhorse Pride

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, CALIF. – The 11th Cavalry Regiment was established in February 1901 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.  As the regiment was stood up, the First Colonel of the Regiment, Francis Moore, received a report proclaiming that “the men assigned have never seen a horse, horses that have never seen a man, and…

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Garrison Safety Newsletter

Posted  June 29, 2016

As downward trends go, the Army’s sustained decline in fatal mishaps in sedans and other four-wheeled private motor vehicles is a good news story for leaders and Soldiers at every level. It hasn’t always been this way — PMV accidents have historically been the Army’s No. 1 killer of Soldiers, and while they still comprise…

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