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Here comes the boom!

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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Movie in the Park

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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CSA explains how skeletal advisory brigades could regenerate force

Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.

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Army training looks at human dimension

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.


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Civil affairs teams sharpen skills during NTC rotation
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NTC rotation introduces conventional warfare to civil affairs teams

Posted  March 4, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Surrounded by sand and rocks protruding out of the ground like thorns, two civil affairs Soldiers prepare for a key leader engagement (KLE) mission. As the Soldiers approach an abandoned building, a four-man security squad emerges out of a dark corner to greet them. As the group moves out, an observe…

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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted  February 5, 2016

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing his message

Posted  February 5, 2016

Soldiers, leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended a ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Jan. 6. This year’s theme for the commemoration was “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!” The federal holiday, Jan. 18, marks the birthday of the civil rights…

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‘Flying Tigers’ to receive world-class facility

Posted  February 5, 2016

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12. The complex will provide a headquarters for B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, and house a fleet of 12 MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The unit known as…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Posted  February 5, 2016

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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