Featured Headlines

Army photograph by Jeff Crawley Army

Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

Army photograph Army

Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

Army photograph by Lewis Perkins Army

New modular handgun system, Sig Sauer P320, in testing at Army sites across the country

Various service members will be at Fort Bragg over the next few weeks for testing of the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, for the U.S. Army Operational Test Command based at Fort Hood, Texas.

Army photograph Army

Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations.

army-uav3 Local

New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better intelligence

The North Carolina National Guard's Detachment 1, D Company 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, N.C., July 17 - Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

150612-A-GA823-0011
News

Blackhorse Association a connection to history, tradition

Posted  August 7, 2015

From across the country, Veterans from the Blackhorse Association, along with their families, attended a homecoming with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment here, June 12. Buses arrived mid-morning at the National Training Center and 11th ACR Museum, where Veterans were greeted by regiment Troopers, who literally rolled out red carpets for their arrival. The association…

Full Story »

Photo by Leslie Ozawa
Aspire

Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

Posted  July 2, 2015

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers and 40 other refugees in a fishing boat aimed at Malaysia across the South…

Full Story »

DSC_55341
Local

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…

Full Story »

DSC_58811
People and Places

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…

Full Story »

ribbon cutting1
Local

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…

Full Story »