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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.


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The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 / XM18

Posted  July 24, 2017

Army photograph by SFC Teddy Wade Sgt. Luis Cruz fires a M9 pistol during the 2017 Army Materiel Command’s Best Warrior Competition July 18, 2017, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 and XM18 will be fielded by the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., in November.   Sig Sauer…

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Technology

Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Posted  July 19, 2017

Could a robotic, unmanned refueling system limit rotary-wing aircraft time on the ground and remove Soldiers from isolated fueling stations?

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Army photograph by Maj. John Farmer
Army

All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

Posted  July 19, 2017

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

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Army

Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Posted  July 17, 2017

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
Army

101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Posted  July 14, 2017

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.

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