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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.


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A relay for Old Glory, A Team for Life

Posted  November 3, 2017

Fort Irwin’s Team Red, White & Blue builds fitness and family in the High Desert. LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — By midmorning on Sept. 30, traffic was already thick along the Pacific Coast Highway. Sgt. 1st Class Ric Chavez stood on the sidewalk and peered through a haze of sea mist to where the road disappeared…

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Fort Irwin prepares for earthquakes with Great California ShakeOut Drill

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — As part of the Great California ShakeOut drill, emergency services personnel at Fort Irwin reminded the community to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the event of a major earthquake. The drill took place on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. and involved millions of participants around the world….

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Wes Inskeep
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NTC conducts trial with Live Round Interrupter

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st and 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a trial at the National Training Center Oct. 18 with what is called the Live Round Interrupter. The safety product is designed to prevent live ammunition from being introduced into blank fire training scenarios. After an extensive review…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Physician Assistant Week 2017

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Fort Irwin community and Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) celebrated Physician Assistant (PA) week Oct. 5 with a luncheon and cake ceremony, calling attention to the importance of the profession to the Army’s mission. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who are certified in general medicine and are…

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Ten Soldiers from Fort Irwin helped hold the American flag during pregame ceremonies for Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2017.
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NTC commanding general honored in World Series opener

Posted  November 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, was honored as the Military Hero of the Game during the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24. The game kicked off the baseball championship battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. Broadwater…

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