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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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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

Posted  July 2, 2015

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15. The NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin addressed an audience gathered at dining facility 1  prior to the cutting of a cake and a special meal. Martin described…

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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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