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A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion “Iron Support”, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, sprints to a firing position while conducting a live-fire exercise during Decisive Action Rotation 18-08 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 14, 2018. Decisive Action Rotations at the NTC ensure Army Brigade Combat Teams remain versatile, responsive and consistently available for current and future contingencies. News

High Desert Warrior Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability.

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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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Health & Safety

Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Posted  July 28, 2017

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

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Health & Safety

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

Posted  July 26, 2017

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"

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The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 / XM18

Posted  July 24, 2017

Army photograph by SFC Teddy Wade Sgt. Luis Cruz fires a M9 pistol during the 2017 Army Materiel Command’s Best Warrior Competition July 18, 2017, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 and XM18 will be fielded by the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., in November.   Sig Sauer…

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Technology

Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Posted  July 19, 2017

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

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All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

Posted  July 19, 2017

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.

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