Featured Headlines

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Will Reinier Health & Safety

On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

Army photograph by Kathleen Edwards Technology

Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

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

Army photograph by Maj. John Farmer Army

All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

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.

Army photograph by Rob Carty Army

Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

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.

Army photograph by Sgt. Marcus Floyd Army

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

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Fort Irwin public affairs photo by Leslie Ozawa.
Local

Good weather breaking out the bicycles on Fort Irwin

Posted  October 7, 2016

Now that the weather has turned markedly cooler, more Fort Irwin bicyclists have their wheels down on the paved roads and trails around Fort Irwin and beyond. Keeping the bikes rolling is a big job at Fort Irwin Outdoor Recreation on Goldstone Road, just past the new water treatment plant.    “We get all kinds…

Full Story »

News

Weed Army Community Hospital rolls out new DoD-wide outpatient survey system

Posted  October 7, 2016

Patients at Weed Army Community Hospital are now reporting their experiences and satisfaction with their healthcare in a new survey. This outpatient survey program, launched by the Army in June, is called the Joint Outpatient Experience Survey, or JOES. This survey is standardized across all services, and will enable the Department of Health Affairs to…

Full Story »

Health & Safety

WACH Pharmacy offers Self-Care Medications

Posted  October 7, 2016

Feeling achy, sniffly or sneezy? You could purchase cold or pain medications over-the-counter from the exchange, commissary or a local retail store… but did you know, you can also visit your local Army Medicine Pharmacy and pick up these items at no cost to you, without an appointment to see your provider? Weed Army Community…

Full Story »

Photo Credit: Trisha Dennis
Local

NTC Remembers 9/11

Posted  October 7, 2016

Fort Irwin, CALIF — The Fort Irwin Community gathered together on September 12th to remember the terror attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, and honor those who fell that day and in the 15 years of combat that resulted from those attacks. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community…

Full Story »

kaleidoscope_group_shot
Local

One year anniversary of community support

Posted  October 7, 2016

It’s been one year since Kaleidoscope opened here and they continue to give back to the community by offering a place where Soldiers, Families and civilians can sell their handmade crafts, spices and Fort Irwin centric items to the population. “We’re everybody’s small business, a place for the home crafter to sell their items, for…

Full Story »