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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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Air Force

Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted  November 30, 2016

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Plans underway for the release of more Army mobile apps

Posted  November 28, 2016

The Army is picking up the pace to make more training mobile applications available for Soldiers' smartphones and computer tablets.

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Local

311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted  November 28, 2016

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted  November 23, 2016

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Army

Soldiers, researchers test prototype uniforms during Combined Resolve VII

Posted  November 23, 2016

U.S. Army researchers who are developing a wool-based fabric blend are aiming to improve combat uniforms while also boosting U.S. manufacturing jobs.

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