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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile

Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Cyber Activities at the National Training Center Support Real World Operations

U.S. Army Cyber Command is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Support to Corps and Below program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units.

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CSM Matthew R. Lowe welcomed as NTC senior enlisted adviser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center colors were exchanged during a time-honored tradition at the Sandy Basin Community Center, where Soldiers, families and civilians observed a relinquishment of responsibility between incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew R. Lowe and outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Robin M. Bolmer, Jan. 5. After the presentation of the national…


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‘Dagger’ brigade leaves NTC ready for European rotation

Posted  May 31, 2017

Army photograph by Sgt. Michael C. Roach Soldiers from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, evacuate a training casualty during an early morning attack on the mock -city of Razish during National Training Center Rotation 17-06, at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 5, 2017. Fort Riley’s [Kansas] 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry…

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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted  May 31, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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National Guard Soldiers equips tactical vehicles with Duke system during training

Posted  May 26, 2017

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard installed counter remote controlled improvised explosive devices systems, known as a "Duke", on their tactical vehicles May 22, 2017 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

Posted  May 26, 2017

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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Engineers learn adaptability with new expeditionary construction workshop

Posted  May 26, 2017

Sounds of circular saws, hammers and power drills echoed far and wide as ten U.S. Army Soldiers were taught vertical construction techniques during a five-day expeditionary construction workshop at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Students began with a briefing on safety procedures and attended a quick tool familiarization class, then quickly dove into…

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