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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Ft. Irwin High Desert Warrior – Digital Publication serving the National Training Center and Ft. Irwin, CA High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place. The USO partnered with non-profit organization Hiring Our Heroes early this month…


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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted  July 2, 2015

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted  July 2, 2015

From a distance, the scene on a street here certainly appeared catastrophic. Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither and, intentionally, the road to the scene had been blocked…

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Two from B/229th AVN REGT named NCO, Soldier of the Year

Posted  June 5, 2015

After a competition amongst four Soldiers and four non-commissioned officers, two were selected as National Training Center and Fort Irwin NCO and Soldier of the Year, May 22. The Soldier of the Year for fiscal year 2014-15 is Pfc. Jonathan Tanner and the NCO of the Year for fiscal year 2014-15 is Sgt. Monik Phan….

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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted  June 5, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and civilians with Directorate of Public Works here supported the…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Posted  June 5, 2015

In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center’s senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sgt….

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