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A deep space communications hub in desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers’ abilities

Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to accelerate training.

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The Army Vision: Behind the 10-year plan to help the Army win today’s and tomorrow’s battles

In 1973, as the draft ended and America withdrew from Vietnam, the Army made it a priority to catch and keep the technological edge in weapons and equipment -- setting up the formation of Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command.

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High Desert Warrior Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the High Desert Warrior Digital Edition If you’re looking for news and information on happenings at Ft. Irwin National Training Center, you’ve come to the right place.

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.


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The Eyes in the Sky: Company B, 229 UAS supports OIR

Posted  May 4, 2018

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — Units in the U.S. Army are always pushing the boundaries and accomplishing great feats. Company B, 229th Aviation Regiment “Flying Tigers” is the sixth Gray Eagle Company in the Army and an example of a trailblazer since its recent inception in 2014. Company B is currently deployed in the Southeast Asia region…

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Gateway to SOCAL: Town of Needles survives the rise and fall of train travel and Route 66

Posted  May 4, 2018

NEEDLES, Calif. — In 1850, the US Army established Camp Colorado on the east bank of the Colorado River near the present day city of Needles, California. The Army built the installation to protect settlers moving through the area to various locations in California. Some settlers would head for the gold fields of Northern California,…

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WACH helps military kids, parents build resiliency

Posted  May 4, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — When Capt. Lisa Snow thinks about the tough realities military children face every day, one moment stands out in her mind. She was attending her son’s cross-country meet when one of the other kids at the event noticed her father in the crowd. “Her dad walked up and she absolutely lost…

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Life as a military child

Posted  May 4, 2018

Capt. Lisa Snow, a general pediatrician at Fort Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, is a mom of three boys. When not at work, she tries to make every minute count. One tip she gave, as a parent, is to make sure a child feels safe in their home: When they come home from school, listen…

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WACH maintains high-level national accreditation, survey finds no clinical deficiencies

Posted  May 4, 2018

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Joint Commission (TJC) visited Weed Army Community Hospital April 24 to assess the hospital’s quality of care following its recent transition to a new $211 million facility. The survey found no clinical deficiencies. TJC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs…

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