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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…


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11th ACR receives proclamation from Victorvillet

Posted  February 5, 2016

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment received a very special honor from the city of Victorville, Jan 28. The regiment was awarded a proclamation issued by Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia. Proclamations are ceremonial documents distributed by the mayor’s office to recognize extraordinary service provided by organizations or individuals supporting significant events within a community. The proclamation…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted  February 5, 2016

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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Military, DA police tryout for Special Reaction Team

Posted  February 5, 2016

Five candidates took part in tryouts for a Fort Irwin team of law enforcement officers that will enhance the security and safety of this installation, Jan. 19-21. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin hosted the tests for four military policemen and one Department of the Army civilian police officer. The…

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AER campaign kicks off

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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Intermediate school charts strategy for continued success

Posted  March 4, 2016

Tiefort View Intermediate School at Fort Irwin hosted a strategic planning meeting with school district officials, administrators, teachers, students and parents, Feb 19. The meeting served as a collaboration and brain-storming session at the local level within the Silver Valley Unified School District, which manages seven schools in the high desert. Three of those schools…

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