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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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Love and resiliency

Posted  July 2, 2015

“I love being with him.” Those were the genuine, expressive words of a young military family member here not shy about her feelings for her father. Robyn Wilson, 10, said those words about her dad, Col. Richard Wilson – who has been the chief of staff for the National Training Center the past couple of…

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Posted  July 2, 2015

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards. Now, as you enter the Fort Irwin’s new Resiliency Center, you’ll find a Fit Foods display counter and refrigeration cases with sandwiches, fresh fruits, and salads. Turn the…

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

Posted  July 2, 2015

A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16. The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area. Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in…

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New NTC, Fort Irwin signs installed on I-15

Posted  July 2, 2015

For the first time, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin have been designated together on highway signs near the off-ramps for Fort Irwin Road on Interstate 15. A crew from California Department of Transportation District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside County) installed the new signs, June 11. The signs were placed on the northbound…

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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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