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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Back to Work

Fort Irwin, CA – After a well-deserved break for the holiday season, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is getting ready to host 1st Stryker Brigade Combat, Team 25th Infantry Division for rotation 17-03. Elements of the 1st SBCT started arriving over a week ago, most of the unit’s personnel and equipment will be…

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Santa Sighted!

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – There was no shortage of opportunities for children of all ages to see the famous duo, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, and their elves to make their holiday wishes, here, during the month of December. From the Main Post Helipad to the Veterinary Treatment Facility, Clause was sighted around post handing…


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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted  December 14, 2016

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative.

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Operation: Angel Ascendant

Posted  December 9, 2016

Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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NTC Has New Commander

Posted  December 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, Calif – On a brisk November morning, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater assumed command of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin here. Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II presided over the ceremony, officially handing over the command to Broadwater. Donahue praised Broadwater’s ability to quickly transition into the position of commanding general, after…

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Wine Shop… At Home?

Posted  December 2, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As a brand new United States Army spouse, Bethany Vogel has adjusted to her new Army life by becoming a Wine Shop At Home consultant giving the Fort Irwin community new reasons to get together. Recently, Vogel teamed up to host a Jewelry & Wine evening event here at the Sandy…

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