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Army fields new handgun system to military police

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

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Greywolf completes NTC rotation

The more than 4,000 Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division completed their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., recently.

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Greywolf tests EWTV at NTC

The Army's newest electronic warfare vehicle was tested at the Army's toughest training ground, the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., in January. Electronic Warfare Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division conducted electronic attack and electronic support operations during the month-long exercise using the Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle.

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Army modernizing electronic warfare capabilities

Iron Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division teamed up with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to conduct training using new electronic warfare (EW) equipment and techniques at Fort Bliss, Texas, in December.

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Army offers more flexibility with new parental leave policy

The Army has doubled the amount of parental leave available to fathers and other secondary caregivers of newborn infants with a policy that also provides more leave flexibility for mothers.


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First RTU of 2019 challenged but successful at the NTC

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­—  On the morning of Jan. 17, the 1/11 ACR OPFOR in the role of guerrilla fighters, were tasked to defend the town of Razish from the Rotational Unit (RTU), 3/1 CAV. Sixty-five OPFOR fighters battled the RTU’s movement into the city with artillery, armored vehicles, and machine gun teams. The 3/1…

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Food, snacks make a comeback at Bowling Center after four years

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Family MWR held the grand opening of the Snack Center at the Fort Irwin Desert Winds Bowling Center on Jan. 31.  With much anticipation, Fort Irwin residents can now enjoy a typical bowling menu at the Desert Winds Bowling Center.  The snack bar closed in 2014 when the…

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Rolling in, rolling out day with Blackhorse Troopers

Posted  February 1, 2019

Fort Irwin, Calif. — Warm food, camaraderie, comfort!  These are the things that come to mind when Blackhorse Troopers think of Roll-In Day.  Whether it’s been a long, hot rotation in the dead of summer, or a blustery, wet, miserable trip to the Box in the winter, Roll-In Day lifts our spirits and provides every…

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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Posted  January 18, 2019

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Posted  January 17, 2019

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came…

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