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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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With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

Posted  April 19, 2017

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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Fort Irwins 5th Annual Denim Day Walk

Posted  April 19, 2017

Army photograph by Pfc. Austin Anyzeski 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Troopers walk in support of Fort Irwin’s 5th Annual Denim Day Walk, promoting awareness of sexual harassment and assault, April 17, 2016. Denim Day is an annual international campaign to promote awareness of sexual assault and harassment, and to empower individuals to intervene in order…

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Around the Air Force: April 18

Posted  April 19, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs arrive at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; and 19th Air Support Operations Airmen earned German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges.

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

Posted  April 15, 2017

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 8, 2017, to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today's U.S. Soldiers face in combat.

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New Hunter, Killer platform undergoes testing at MFIX 2017

Posted  April 15, 2017

As technology advances, so too does the need for Soldiers to be able to multitask without forfeiting their primary duty. With new multi-domain platforms, the Army hopes to give Soldiers the equipment to handle the added responsibility.

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