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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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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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$10k Extension Bonus Up For Grabs

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — For all U.S. Army Soldiers with an expiration – term of service on, or before September 30, there is a $10,000 cash incentive bonus for those who extend their service by a minimum of 12 months. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the active Army to build its numbers of…

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Fort Irwin pays tribute to Vietnam War era Veterans

Posted  March 3, 2017

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored over 500 Vietnam Era Veterans during a ceremony on Feb 11. The event consisted of a group photo at the Painted Rocks, a parade, luncheon and program. The day concluded with a concert by Blue Oyster Cult. Approximately 520 Vietnam War era Veterans came out to the…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif — Service to the Armed Forces Division (SAF) of the American Red Cross organized a Blood Drive, Feb. 10.  87 Soldiers, family member, and civilian employees came out to donate blood. “Every 2 seconds someone needs blood in the united states,” stated Robert Bahler, Account Manager for American Red Cross, Biomedical Services…

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Garrison Exceptional Member (GEM)

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Hidden in a community of over 20,000 people is a rare individual who donates her time to the community in more ways than others.  Loretta Sponsler, local author of Goodnight Campsite, spends her days devoted to not only her family but to all the children, here. Sponsler is devoted to promoting reading…

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HRC leaders discuss program changes, promotions

Posted  February 24, 2017

Retention control points, promotions and noncommissioned officer evaluation reports were among the topics discussed during the Human Resources Command Road Show sessions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 15. During the HRC Road Show, senior leaders from the Human Resources Command are traveling from installation to installation to discuss changes to current programs and initiatives….

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