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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Soldier Center tests new Army combat boot prototypes

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick, Mass., is testing new Army Combat Boot prototypes at three different basic training and active duty installations over the next four months.

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Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Bringing blessings to the Box

NTC Chaplain Brown, fellow chaplains charter new programs, offer counseling & communion during rotational trainings in the field, as they ‘plant a spiritual rose in the desert’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ric Brown wasn’t even a teenager when he first knew he had a calling to minister to the masses—specifically, servicemembers….


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Annual tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the National Training Center

Posted  December 7, 2018

Hundreds came out Nov. 30 as  the Fort Irwin desert valley was transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with white snowflakes, ice skating, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and, of course, Santa Claus lighting the Christmas Tree in the Town Center. Families waited in long lines for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and take…

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MWR honors military families with annual spaghetti dinner

Posted  December 7, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Each November the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. This is to recognize the daily sacrifices these families make. Fort Irwin’s Family & Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted its second annual Spaghetti dinner at the Sam Adams club on Nov. 14. This event is sponsored by MWR…

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Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville, visits NTC for the first time

Posted  December 7, 2018

The 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army visits Fort Irwin to observe and engage with 3/4 ABCT during their live fire exercises, as well as tour the installation’s improvements. These Soldiers don’t come to play, they come to win! They are at the National Training Center proving that the @USArmy is the best…

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Pop-Up Santa treats expecting parents to baby supplies

Posted  December 7, 2018

150 expecting parents received more than a dozen complimentary gifts through the USO (United Service Organizations). They were all given a stroller-car seat combo, changing mattress, diapers, wipes, swaddler, baby monitor, baby books, music device, crib gift certificate and several other gift certificates.

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Bobcat Patrol: Staying alert, aware, informed among wild animals at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 7, 2018

The normally-elusive bobcat is making itself at home on Fort Irwin’s Garrison, where human activity provides many opportunities for easy living for this desert carnivore.  People establish irrigation systems, install grassy lawns, trees and shrubs and erect buildings and other structures to avoid the harsh, unforgiving environment of the Mojave Desert, one of the driest…

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