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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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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…


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Red Cross Deliver Holiday Cards

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division, handed out holiday cards to veterans at Barstow Veterans Home, Dec. 19. Every year the Red Cross deliver donated holiday cards from their Holiday Mail for Heroes program to local military facilities, veteran’s homes and hospitals and military family support groups. …

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BOSS Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif-  U.S. Army Soldiers with Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) handed out 168 Christmas trees to Soldiers and families here, Sat., Dec. 3. Every year BOSS spreads a little holiday cheer by distributing donated trees to Soldiers and families. This year, the trees were donated by Bridget Blehm, director, For Families of…

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At the Movies

Posted  January 6, 2017

Jan 6 7 p.m. Allied (R) Jan 7 4 p.m.  Moana (PG) 7 p.m.  Office Christmas Party (R) Jan 8 7 p.m.  The Edge of Seventeen (R) Jan 13 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 14 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 15 7 p.m. Monster Trucks  (PG-13) Jan 20 7 p.m. La La Land. …

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Focusing On Mental Toughness

Posted  January 6, 2017

United Sates Army Soldiers and civilians completed a 10 day Master Resilience Training (MRT) with intention to share their newly developed skills with their respective units here, Dec. 9. The thirty participants were immersed in techniques to help boost their mental strength, giving them tactics to bounce back from adversity. “It’s really important to focus…

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted  January 6, 2017

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties. The OPAT also will be used to assess some Soldiers who are reclassifying into a different MOS. Army Recruiting Command estimates that the OPAT will be administered to about 80,000…

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