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New Installation Readiness board to examine, prioritize installation readiness

The acting secretary of the Army recently authorized formation of an Installation Readiness Board of Directors that will examine and prioritize installation readiness programs and funding, said J. Randall Robinson.

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MREs sustain Soldiers and babies alike

The Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, the same individual field ration designed to sustain the health and energy of America's warriors on the battlefield, can also be used to nourish babies suffering dehydration in disaster zones.

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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Annual Fort Irwin Education Fair highlights expanding opportunities

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Representatives of more than 50 universities, colleges, career centers, and military benefit programs offered guidance and information to the Fort Irwin community at the annual Education Fair on Sept. 25 at the Sandy Basin Community Center. This year’s event showcased the expanding array of opportunities available for Soldiers and family members…

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New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better intelligence

Posted  September 6, 2017

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.

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Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted  September 1, 2017

The Army is ramping up fielding improved mission-command hardware and software that provide increased situational awareness, chat capability and less complex user interfaces for Soldiers in combat vehicles.

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OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted  September 1, 2017

Thirty of U.S. Army's finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army.

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Fort Irwin housing gets major upgrade

Posted  September 1, 2017

Renovations are underway in some of Fort Irwin’s oldest neighborhoods to create a more pleasing living environment for Soldiers and their families. The upgrades are part of a five-year housing improvement initiative that also includes projects to promote modernization, energy savings, and beautification across all residential communities on post. Work began earlier this year to…

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Students observe solar eclipse at Fort Irwin

Posted  September 1, 2017

On Aug. 21, students at Lewis Elementary School, part of the Silver Valley Unified School District, joined with the nation to observe the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. A partial eclipse was visible from Fort Irwin, and the students used protective glasses and pinhole cameras to view the event….

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