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Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

"We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 18.

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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916th Support Brigade holds change of command at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After serving two years as the 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Sidney Melton relinquished command to Col. Kenneth Bradford at the National Training Center, June 20. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commander of the National Training Center, presided over the ceremony. He said that with the high tempo and demanding environment here,…

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LTC Walters shows the power within through Army Medicine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Lt. Col. Katrina E. Walters attended the annual Joint Women Leadership Symposium, themed “The Power Within You,”  as a guest speaker on the healthcare panel at San Diego Convention Center, June 21. “This was an amazing opportunity. It was very humbling to be on a panel with Brig. Gen. [Jill] Faris,…

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Blackhorse Regiment gives aspiring young Trooper a ride to remember

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —The 11th Armored Calvary Regiment recently granted the wish of Ethan Larimer, a boy with a rare disease who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Blackhorse Trooper. With the help of the 1916th Support Brigade, the 11th ACR and Carla Averill, a family friend, Ethan’s dream was made…


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U.S. Army Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted  August 4, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif. — A new commander took the reins of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Irwin in a ceremony on July 12 at the garrison headquarters here. Incoming commander Col. Seth Krummrich received the colors of the U.S. Army Garrison from Mrs. Brenda Lee McCullough, director of Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Region – Readiness, signifying…

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Army Armor and Desert Training Center – Fort Irwin in the 1960’s

Posted  August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. Until the 1960’s, the U.S. Army presence in the Mojave Desert was considered a temporary solution. Camp Irwin was activated and deactivated as needed for training. The Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range and the Army…

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Acts of kindness — painting rocks

Posted  August 4, 2017

A popular trend has begun to take hold within the Fort Irwin community this year in the form of painting rocks and placing them throughout the community for a random pedestrian to find. The movement has one goal, to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting community members. The act of painting rocks and leaving…

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France honors two with Legion of Honor Medal

Posted  August 4, 2017

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Two World War II veterans were awarded France’s highest award for valor during a ceremony held at the historic El Cortez hotel on July 22. U.S. Army Veterans Master Sgt. Lyle Wells and Pfc. Vernon Fulcher were presented with the French Legion of Honor Medal by Eric Auger, a representative…

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What is MATES?

Posted  August 4, 2017

As motorists enter the National Training Center at Fort Irwin it’s hard to miss the large buildings off to the East on Outer Loop Road. Most people pass them twice every day, but have no idea what their purpose is. The facility is the home of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site or MATES, and…

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