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MREs sustain Soldiers and babies alike

The Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, the same individual field ration designed to sustain the health and energy of America's warriors on the battlefield, can also be used to nourish babies suffering dehydration in disaster zones.

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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Annual Fort Irwin Education Fair highlights expanding opportunities

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Representatives of more than 50 universities, colleges, career centers, and military benefit programs offered guidance and information to the Fort Irwin community at the annual Education Fair on Sept. 25 at the Sandy Basin Community Center. This year’s event showcased the expanding array of opportunities available for Soldiers and family members…

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Col. Christopher R. Norrie takes command of Operations Group

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In an Aug. 28th ceremony at the National Training Center, Col. Richard R. Coffman and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon A. Martin passed command of Operations Group to Col. Christopher R. Norrie and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Coffey. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, commanding general of NTC and Fort Irwin, served as…


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Health & Safety

September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

Posted  September 1, 2017

Each September, the Armed Forces recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. In support of this National observance, various activities are scheduled throughout the month to focus on the wellness of the community. The Army’s Ready and Resilient efforts will leverage the month of September as a communication opportunity to amplify its Ready and Resilient (R2) messaging…

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Military, Civilian Spouses’ club kicks off season, welcomes new members

Posted  September 1, 2017

The Military and Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin ushered in a new year of club activities at its annual super sign-up event on Aug. 24. The event, held at Sam Adams, provided spouses with the opportunity to join the club and meet current members, talk with representatives of community organizations, and shop the wares…

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OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted  September 1, 2017

Thirty of U.S. Army’s finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set  at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army. Bearcat Co., of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, planned their warfighting missions in a hangar at the Inyokern public…

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Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted  September 1, 2017

The Army is ramping up fielding improved mission-command hardware and software that provide increased situational awareness, chat capability and less complex user interfaces for Soldiers in combat vehicles. Recognizing high demand for the systems and significant impact on operations, Army Forces Command requested an accelerated pace to reach all active, Reserve and National Guard units…

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Technology

Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Posted  August 30, 2017

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008.

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