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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.


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New issue facility opened at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 30, 2016

The Logistics Readiness Center has opened a new Central Issue Facility, during a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility will help reduce wait times during the issuing of uniforms and gear. “At our previous building, we were working out of storage containers, it made it real difficult when you ran short on items,”…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Pins were flying!

Posted  December 30, 2016

United States Army Soldiers and families took advantage of the newly renovated Desert Winds Bowling Center, during a soft opening at Fort Irwin, Dec. 15. After a 13-month renovation closure, the facility will be open for bowling during opportunity leave Wednesday through Sunday. During the holiday break the snack bar will remain closed. However, in…

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Sobriety checkpoints scheduled for New Year’s Eve

Posted  December 30, 2016

Fort Irwin police will be checking driver licenses and motorist sobriety 10 p.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The checkpoint will be established inside Fort Irwin patrol boundaries that extend from Painted Rocks on Irwin Road into the garrison cantonment area.

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Meet your Army: Soldier draws on troubled past to reach high-risk youth

Posted  December 19, 2016

For Staff Sgt. Ernie Nieves, the Army's top recruiter for fiscal year 2016, being a recruiter is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community.

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