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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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Notice of annual water quality report

Posted  June 5, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2014 Water Quality Report for Fort Irwin. CH2MHill routinely monitors (on behalf of Fort Irwin) for constituents in the…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Posted  June 5, 2015

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9. The Blackhorse Regiment and the City of Marina share a unique cavalry history….

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Congratulations graduates!

Posted  June 5, 2015

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12. The 18th annual ceremony hosted by the Fort Irwin Education Center recognized military servicemembers, family members and civilian employees of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. Almost 80 graduates completed a course of study leading to qualifications ranging from certificates of achievement…

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

Posted  June 5, 2015

At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella, newly married to Prince Charming, sue her stepmother for back wages for chores she…

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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

Posted  June 5, 2015

In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division and NTC G3 Integrated Training Area Management staff hosted about 30 children, 9 years and…

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