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A deep space communications hub in desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers’ abilities

Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to accelerate training.

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The Army Vision: Behind the 10-year plan to help the Army win today’s and tomorrow’s battles

In 1973, as the draft ended and America withdrew from Vietnam, the Army made it a priority to catch and keep the technological edge in weapons and equipment -- setting up the formation of Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command.

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition, June 1, 2018 News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the 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.

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.


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Be aware of summer heat risks for pets

Posted  June 1, 2018

Fort Irwin is located in the Mojave Desert and it gets extremely hot during the summer months. As it gets hotter, pets are affected by the heat just as humans are.  Pet owners need to consider ways to keep pets healthy and safe from the heat. Pets can get sunburn, heat stroke, and first-degree burns…

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Livin’ it up on Irwin Island: Beach Bash celebration kicks off summer

Posted  June 1, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a…

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Dancing together, Fort Irwin Pacific Islander community shares the joy of home

Posted  June 1, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Sandy Basin Community Center came alive with the music and dance of the Pacific Islands during Fort Irwin’s Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration May 23. The dances were choreographed and performed by members of Toa O Samoa, a homegrown dance group comprised of active duty service members, retirees,…

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted  May 25, 2018

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted  May 25, 2018

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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