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On the modern battlefield, ordinary Soldiers must also prepare to be frontline medics

When Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland left Afghanistan in 2013, he said he remembers troops there had an expectation that medevac helicopters would evacuate the wounded within the so-called "golden hour"

Army photograph by Kathleen Edwards Technology

Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Could a robotic, unmanned refueling system limit rotary-wing aircraft time on the ground and remove Soldiers from isolated fueling stations?

Army photograph by Maj. John Farmer Army

All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

Army photograph by Rob Carty Army

Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

Army photograph by Sgt. Marcus Floyd Army

101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.


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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted  September 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…

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A Soldier’s Guide to Avoiding and Dealing with Common Legal Problems: Tax Scams

Posted  September 2, 2016

In an April 2016 publication, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning that scammers may prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS.  The IRS urged taxpayers to be diligent in protecting themselves.  The military community is not immune to the criminal tactics used by scammers to defraud taxpayers out of their money. The…

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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted  September 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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NTC, WACH rehearse MEDEVAC of Military Working Dog

Posted  September 2, 2016

When the alarm rang out for a MEDEVAC, the Soldiers of 2916th Aviation Battalion sprang to action. Then, the call came over the radio that the patient was not your typical MEDEVAC patient… this time, it was a military working dog. As the teams at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, gear up…

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Fort Irwin dustoff

Posted  September 2, 2016

The US Army’s Fort Irwin, also known as the National Training Center (NTC), occupies 1,000 squares miles of the Mojave Desert in southern California. Its harsh landscape of dry valleys and rocky mountains hosts 50,000 soldiers each year for some of the most realistic military training found anywhere on earth. Along with the realistic training…

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