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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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Army Community Service celebrates its 50th year anniversary

Posted  July 2, 2015

Photo courtesy of Kevin Ware Fort Irwin Army Community Service staff. The Army Community Service will soon celebrate a significant milestone by celebrating its 50th year of service to Soldiers and Soldier Families. On July 25, 1965, General Harold Johnson, then the Army Chief of Staff, dispatched a letter to all commanders announcing the approval…

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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted  July 2, 2015

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The Fort Carson Soldiers – of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division – conducted the EDRE to prepare for…

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Jay Leno thanks Fort Irwin Soldiers, families

Posted  July 2, 2015

Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with his “tank car,” June 1. Soldiers, leadership and families of this installation had an opportunity to meet and take photos with Leno and his custom vehicle, which is powered by an engine from a 1952 M-47 Patton tank. Leno is…

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240th Army birthday

Posted  July 2, 2015

(Left to right) Pfc. Jan Crelencia, Pfc. Jose Perez and Spc. Robert Castro stand next to an ice sculpture at the 240th Army birthday celebration in dining facility 1 here, June 15. The Soldiers serve in the DFAC as culinary specialists. Enjoying a special meal during an Army birthday celebration (clockwise, from left): Spc. Alexis…

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Posted  July 2, 2015

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12. The tribute to the Army’s 240th birthday (June 14) also included a cake cutting by the oldest and youngest Veteran at the ceremony. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria spoke at the celebration,…

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