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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Oktoberfest brings German culture to Fort Irwin

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community had the opportunity to share in the worldwide tradition of Oktoberfest celebrating German culture on Oct. 12. The original Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany for two weeks that celebrates Bavarian culture with food, beverages, music, carnival rides and a parade. The Fort Irwin…

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Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes Fort Irwin senior

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —  E.J. Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane, was named a School Winner by the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition Oct. 19. The award recognizes student athletes who exemplify excellence in the classroom, on the field and in their communities. Ane is a senior at…

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Newest members of Fort Irwin family welcomed during WACH transition

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Obstetrician and Gynecological clinic staff presented the Teale family with a gift basket put together to celebrate the birth of the last baby born at old Weed Army Community Hospital Oct. 2. “All the staff was really nice.  It was a little crazy because half the stuff was moved to…

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Fort Irwin marks Halloween with Post-Wide Trick or Treat

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, along with Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich, set up a table at Commanders Loop to pass out goodies to the community during the Fort Irwin post-wide Trick or Treat Oct. 31. Soldiers with the 11th…

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Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted  November 1, 2017

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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