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CSA explains how skeletal advisory brigades could regenerate force

Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.

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Army training looks at human dimension

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Area Denial

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Memorial Days

Posted  June 3, 2016

San Diego, CA – The commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin officially kicked off the installations participation in Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Southern California by giving the keynote address at Miramar National Cemetery here. Maj. General Joseph Martin addressed the crowd of about 600 people during the Sunday afternoon ceremony. Before…

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A soldier’s sendoff: Ft. Irwin Commander addresses Silver Valley High grads

Posted  June 3, 2016

BARSTOW — Cheers and the sounds of blasting confetti bombs were rampant at inside the Barstow Community College gymnasium for the 2016 Silver Valley High School graduation ceremony on Tuesday night. Things were a lot different during this ceremony compared to 28 years ago, when Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor graduated from…

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Pentagon embraces survivors at TAPS event

Posted  June 3, 2016

The military is a family, and not even death can end those familial bonds. This truism was demonstrated again May 28 as Defense Secretary Ash Carter threw open the doors of the Pentagon to more than 350 members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, commonly known as TAPS. These are the families who have…

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Barstow shooting competition brings nine police agencies together

Posted  June 3, 2016

BARSTOW — More than four years ago Andy Espinoza with the Barstow Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randy Duran engaged in a friendly shooting competition. The competition, according to Duran, forged a relationship between the two, who have known each other since serving on the Barstow SWAT team. His friendly competition…

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Health & Safety


Posted  June 3, 2016

ARMY HELIPORT AT BARSTOW-DAGGETT WATER QUALITY REPORT Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated by our base operations contractor, High Desert Support Services, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2015 Water Quality Report for Army Heliport at Barstow-Daggett (AHAB). High Desert Support Services routinely monitors (on behalf…

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