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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.


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Commissary renovation to increase efficiency, create better shopping experience

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN Calif. — An 11-month renovation of the post commissary is currently underway, with big changes and improvements planned for shoppers. The major changes include: installation of new refrigeration cases; upgrade of all refrigeration cases to more energy-efficient models, consolidation of the bakery and deli, expansion of the sushi section and a general reorganization…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted  April 5, 2017

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted  April 3, 2017

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted  April 3, 2017

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted  April 3, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers has made "significant progress" in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to Lt. General Todd T. Semonite.

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