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Army’s Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience

"No Soldier ever fights alone," says Cynthia Blackwell, the S2PRINT project director at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass.


High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – November 2, 2018

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA – Digital Edition November 2, 2018 Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! This month’s digital edition of High Desert Warrior, the official publication serving the Ft. Irwin community, is available by clicking on the link below….

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Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard at World Series

Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard helped fans kick off their World Series experience in Los Angeles. Game No. 3 was the longest game in World Series (and post-season) history, with 18 innings over seven hours. Nine members of the National Training Center’s (NTC’s) joint color guard helped present the U.S. flag in ceremonies at Dodger…

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Fort Irwin walks to end domestic violence

A sea of purple and Army green camouflage colors covered the field of Fort Irwin’s blue track, with soldiers, families and even pets who came out to support domestic violence awareness. Shahla Tomlinson, said she thought the one-mile walk was important and wanted to unite for this cause. “Me and my friends just all wanted…

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Fort Irwin MEDDAC Soldiers fight, race, win for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Medical Activity hosted their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K for Soldiers, family and community members on Oct. 27. “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer; spread the word about mammograms; and encourage communities, organizations, families and…

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Army developing new enhanced night vision goggles, squad rifles to increase Soldier lethality

Posted  October 29, 2018

The Army is slated to release the newest Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular to a select number of combat units sometime in fiscal year 2019, according to the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team officials. The new ENVG-B has both night vision and thermal-sensing capabilities and "stereoscopic binocular depth perception," providing Soldiers with an illusion of depth on a flat image, officials said.

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Interoperability a key focus in building the Army’s future network

Posted  October 29, 2018

Army illustration Upgrading the Army’s network is one of the service’s top modernization priorities. Army leaders discussed modernization priorities at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Bolstering the Army’s network against increasing enemy threats has become a crucial point of emphasis in the Army’s…

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted  October 29, 2018

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Army joins the Air Force, Navy in attempt to develop hypersonic weaponry

Posted  October 24, 2018

Similar to precision weapons being developed by the Air Force and Navy, the Army is developing its own unique hypersonic weapon. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, discussed the development of these new long-range precision weapons at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2018.

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Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

Posted  October 24, 2018

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Robert Barney Lt. Col. Michael Berriman, squadron commander, 8-1 cavalry, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, communicates to his command during a combined arms maneuver live-fire exercise at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 20, 2018. Army leaders plan to add laser technology to the Interim Maneuver Short-Range…

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