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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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Events

San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted  July 2, 2015

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the Army’s 240th birthday with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, June 14. The on-field activities encompassed a cake-cutting ceremony with Col. Jon Braga, Col. Todd Kimura and Pvt. Kareem McLeod. Kimura, commander of Dental Clinic Command here, represented the oldest…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Posted  July 2, 2015

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15. Five NCOs of the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honored Veterans who live or serve at the California Veterans Home in Barstow and who performed military service during the Vietnam War era. An additional NCO and two…

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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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