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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place. The USO partnered with non-profit organization Hiring Our Heroes early this month…

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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.


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SFAB roadshow visits NTC

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Soldiers from across the National Training Center gathered at the post theater last month to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). The SFAB recruiting team discussed the important mission of advising and assisting partner nations. Sgt. Maj. Matthew Quick, SFAB recruiting and retention sergeant major, said…

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Rotation Wrap-up

Posted  April 6, 2018

With no rotational training unit scheduled for March, units at the National Training Center took advantage of the opportunity to complete their own training exercises. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which serves as the NTC’s world class opposing force during rotations, conducted live fire training in preparation for the Army’s Sullivan Cup Best Tank Crew…

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Tenn. Guard’s 278th ACR to train at NTC ahead of deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine

Posted  April 6, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ­— Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced March 2 that elements of the Knoxville based 278th ACR will deploy this summer as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U). More than two hundred 278th Soldiers will assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the continued development of a premier Combat Training…

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Fort Irwin Denim Day raises awareness, promotes prevention of sexual assault

Posted  April 6, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Soldiers, families and community members marched to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment during the sixth annual Denim Day walk at the National Training Center April 2. The event coincided with the kickoff of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Representing all of Fort Irwin’s major command groups, hundreds…

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Snake bite season begins

Posted  April 6, 2018

March is the beginning of snake bite season in Southern California.  Rattlesnakes are typically active from April until September.  About 221 snake bites are reported in the state annually, however the fatality rate for snake bites is less than one-half of one percent.    There are seven different species of rattlesnakes found in Southern California,…

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