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New combat vehicle coating to increase Soldier survivability

Army photograph Woodland tests were conducted in Florida on a Bradley fighting vehicle with a visual camouflage pattern using brown, black and green TALON paint. The ManTech program provided the necessary funding to work with industry to develop a process for manufacturing the paint. While Soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is…

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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…


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AF enacts policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

Posted  March 1, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. —  In accordance with Defense Department policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to…

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Fort Irwin BOSS Program hits the update button!

Posted  March 1, 2019

The Fort Irwin BOSS program is re-launching and members believe it is going to be better than ever. BOSS stands for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and focuses on ensuring Soldiers with no families are active and engaged in activities and the military community. The program has welcomed a new president, Spc. Justin L. Thomas….

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Gunnery Game Soldiers prepare for, execute “Coldsteel” Super Bowl

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — In the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, the Patriots demonstrated once again that they are one of the best football teams of all time. The Super Bowl was their culminating event to showcase their skills as a team. In the same manner, Charlie Troop 1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, or better…

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Post Exchange hosts Valentine’s Day fashion show

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fifteen models strutted their stuff during the AAFES Valentine’s Day Fashion Show at the PX. The models ranged in age from 14 months to their mid 20’s and all of the models were our dependents of the Military community here on Fort Irwin. Models were given 25 percent off the items…

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National Training Center home to urban coyotes

Posted  March 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin is home to a variety of wildlife, including the increasingly abundant coyote. Historically coyotes were only found in the prairies and deserts of America and Mexico. During the 1800’s and 1900’s European expansions, coyotes dispersed west and east to the coasts, north to Alaska, and south to South America….

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