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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike.

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…


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Army Transportation command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted  April 1, 2016

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army’s Transportation Corps and Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., visited the National Training Center to meet with Soldiers and leadership, March 10. Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard attended several meetings including a Warrior Time Training, the Women’s Mentorship Network lunch, and a professional development session with…

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Fort Irwin prescription drug take-back day is April 27

Posted  April 1, 2016

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on September 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign encourages American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. It gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,…

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Soldier, NCO of the Quarter selected after competition

Posted  April 1, 2016

After a post-wide competition here recently among seven service members, a junior Soldier and a sergeant were selected as the National Training Center Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter in fiscal year 2016. Pfc. Alan Ibarra was named Soldier of the Quarter for the Third Quarter. Ibarra serves as a…

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Avoid, remediate safety deficiencies at workplace

Posted  April 1, 2016

Under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, employers are required to furnish each employee a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause serious physical harm. Workplace inspections are one method to identify hazards. Building managers are a critical link in this effort. Per National Training…

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Army Wellness Center improves Soldier readiness, family health

Posted  April 1, 2016

According to current statistics, the bottom 25 percent of the Army has issues meeting required standards or is borderline to meeting them. Fortunately, the personnel who make up the Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center teams are highly trained, motivated professionals, who can impact Soldier readiness, improve health and help servicemembers to meet – and exceed…

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