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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…


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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted  February 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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Tax Center opens for business

Posted  February 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Tax Center opened Jan. 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony by National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. The tax center offers free tax preparation services by tax preparers certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The center is located at…

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On the cutting edge of fun

Posted  February 6, 2015

Local military kids enjoyed a trip to Inscription Canyon with the EDGE! program while touring the high desert in the Desert Discovery Tour Polaris RZR off-road vehicles, Jan. 10. “On the trip, the kiddos got a photo opportunity at the Pizka Indian petroglyphs, a local Native American historical site, and visited an old Pony Express…

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Gray Eagle soars above NTC

Posted  February 6, 2015

Soldiers of B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, put into flight a MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft here, Jan. 9. The “Flying Tigers” company operates Gray Eagles and their duty is to provide mission-configured, unmanned aircraft system support to division combat aviation, fires and battlefield surveillance brigades, brigade combat teams and other Army and Joint Force…

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Defeat Monster Mouth!

Posted  February 6, 2015

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to see kids smile! Here are some tips to help keep those smiles sparkling. Brush: Brushing twice daily with toothpaste that contains fluoride is an important part of your child’s routine. Fluoridated toothpaste may be used as early as…

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