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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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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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Two from B/229th AVN REGT named NCO, Soldier of the Year

Posted  June 5, 2015

After a competition amongst four Soldiers and four non-commissioned officers, two were selected as National Training Center and Fort Irwin NCO and Soldier of the Year, May 22. The Soldier of the Year for fiscal year 2014-15 is Pfc. Jonathan Tanner and the NCO of the Year for fiscal year 2014-15 is Sgt. Monik Phan….

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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted  June 5, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and civilians with Directorate of Public Works here supported the…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Posted  June 5, 2015

In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center’s senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sgt….

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted  June 5, 2015

Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria Col. Jon Braga For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this…

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Posted  June 5, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park, Victor Valley Memorial Park, both in Victorville and the Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley. Major Ryder Miller, a staff officer with the…

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