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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Soldier Center tests new Army combat boot prototypes

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick, Mass., is testing new Army Combat Boot prototypes at three different basic training and active duty installations over the next four months.

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Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Bringing blessings to the Box

NTC Chaplain Brown, fellow chaplains charter new programs, offer counseling & communion during rotational trainings in the field, as they ‘plant a spiritual rose in the desert’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ric Brown wasn’t even a teenager when he first knew he had a calling to minister to the masses—specifically, servicemembers….

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Life Navigation Goals

Posted  January 4, 2019

FORT IRWIN (January 2019) ­— Every year we create New Year’s resolutions so that we can create a better version of ourselves.  But we often fail to follow through with these resolutions before February hits.  Why do we so often fail to meet our goals?  It is often because of an obsession of our past…

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Carols and Candlelight for Christmas

Posted  January 4, 2019

FORT IRWIN — Nearly 100 people gathered for a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at Center Chapel. Guests joined the choir in singing 11 carols that included mini Bible lessons in between that accompanied each song to teach worshippers about the birth of Jesus Christ. The songs included “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” and…

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2018 Year in Review

Posted  January 4, 2019

January U.S. Army Sgt. Mathew Heney, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, during a flight mission by UH-60 Black Hawk, National Training Center February Troopers from Tiger Squadron take the oath to reenlist at Painted Rocks March U.S. Army Sgt Faatali Siaea, a 89B Ammunition Specialist for Operations Group, National Training Center reenlisted…

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Time running out to opt into Blended Retirement System

Posted  December 12, 2018

Less than a month remains for Soldiers to opt into the Blended Retirement System and so far only 19 percent of those eligible have switched to the new plan. Pentagon officials are concerned many Soldiers will be missing out on benefits under BRS that they can take with them if they leave the Army before…

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Veterans Day

Posted  December 7, 2018

NFL Gameday Commanding General Jeffery Broadwater and about a dozen Fort Irwin soldiers joined Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci and the NFL Gameday team live on set for a special “Salute to Service” Veterans Day show on Nov. 11 before the Los Angeles Rams football game. LA Rams Salute to Service Commanding General Jeffery…

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