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Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez Health & Safety

Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Will Reinier Health & Safety

On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

Army photograph by Kathleen Edwards Technology

Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Could a robotic, unmanned refueling system limit rotary-wing aircraft time on the ground and remove Soldiers from isolated fueling stations?

Army photograph by Maj. John Farmer Army

All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

Army photograph by Rob Carty Army

Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.


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Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

Posted  June 5, 2015

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30. The garden was the Eagle Scout project of Tyler Stoeger, 14, who wanted to do something bigger for the community, he said. He described the garden as a quiet place to…

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Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Posted  June 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (June 1) – The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning, July 1. Stores will receive the uniforms over a period of six months from July to November, and new Soldiers will…

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Keep moving forward

Posted  May 1, 2015

Sometimes it is hard to listen to the voice of reason, even one based on many years of experience. That is human nature. But when that experience is suited in an Army uniform, and has been the last 29 years, it should be easy to acknowledge. The Army thinks so, and that is why it…

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Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Posted  May 1, 2015

“He was that way before the accident, and now, to see that his spirit hasn’t changed one iota, despite his disability, is just amazing. It’s just medicine for the soul,” said Lynn Thompson, Fort Irwin Exchange general manager. That’s how Thompson described Jesus Aguilar, who returned to work at Fort Irwin’s Burger King restaurant on…

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Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted  May 1, 2015

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.” This is how Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, began the…

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