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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.


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AER campaign kicks off

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted  March 4, 2016

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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Water treatment plant progress

Posted  March 4, 2016

Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Sean McCarthy, district engineer for San Bernardino, California State Water Resources Control Board, examines water tapped from the EDR (electro-dialysis reversal) filtration pipes at Fort Irwin’s new water treatment plant. The plant is scheduled to be completed in May. McCarthy was on a tour, Feb. 23, conducted by…

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Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

Posted  March 4, 2016

The Army’s efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a training rotation at the National Training Center in January. Cyber forces provided support to offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, intelligence, information operations and opposing forces for the NTC rotation for the Lancer brigade – the 2nd…

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Brave Rifles execute decisive action mission at NTC

Posted  March 4, 2016

“Train as you fight” is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It’s a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment’s notice, and that’s exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center – they trained for an upcoming deployment. The 3rd CR departed…

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