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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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Roller Derby Team Promotes Strong Women

Posted  May 5, 2017

The crash and bash of the Heavy Arm-Her Roller Derby (HARD) Team could be heard for miles, during the third-annual Skate-a-Thon held April 1 at the basketball court near the skate park on Fort Irwin. Skate-a-Thon Raised Funds for Team Expenses and Scholarship “Our annual Skate-a-Thon is the only fundraiser we put on all year,”…

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Posted  May 5, 2017

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center here Saturday to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today’s U.S. Soldiers face in combat. The Army’s top civilian began his visit at the National Urban Warfare Center (NUWC) located at Razish, where he witnessed…

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1034th CSSB rolls out to ‘the box’

Posted  May 5, 2017

Each morning at Fort Irwin, California, the sun creeps up behind the mountains of the Mojave Desert and throws shades of fire across the horizon as Soldiers walk between clusters of military vehicles and tents. Among them are Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 734th Regional Support Group….

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A stray’s best friend

Posted  May 5, 2017

Most pets have caring and loving families that provide safe homes to thrive, however this was not the case for Vinny. A three-year-old, four pound Chihuahua mix, Vinny was literally kicked out of his home onto the streets of Barstow. At that point he was homeless. Walking his dog and witnessing the abuse was Merrill…

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Monthly CGs Orientation Run

Posted  May 5, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — New Soldiers to the installation experienced a unique orientation to Fort Irwin during a run hosted by senior leadership, April, 27. The “CGs Orientation Run” is a monthly event, guided by Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, Commander of the National Training Center, which provides a highly motivated 3 – 4 mile run…

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