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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Back to Work

Fort Irwin, CA – After a well-deserved break for the holiday season, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is getting ready to host 1st Stryker Brigade Combat, Team 25th Infantry Division for rotation 17-03. Elements of the 1st SBCT started arriving over a week ago, most of the unit’s personnel and equipment will be…

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Santa Sighted!

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – There was no shortage of opportunities for children of all ages to see the famous duo, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, and their elves to make their holiday wishes, here, during the month of December. From the Main Post Helipad to the Veterinary Treatment Facility, Clause was sighted around post handing…


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DES Gives Back

Posted  December 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, Calif – The Department of Emergency Services held a Thanksgiving Holiday food basket and decorating contest for the benefit of some deserving Fort Irwin community members on November 21. The second annual competition was held at the DES headquarters where eight different teams created holiday meals and table decorations, which were later donated…

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Thanksgiving at the NTC

Posted  December 2, 2016

The holiday season kicked off at the National Training Center with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal on November 22 at DEFAC #2 here. The meal was prepared by the troopers of the 11th Cavalry Regiment, who put out a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training…

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Let’s “Speek About It” – Wreaths!

Posted  December 2, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As the holiday season approaches, each family gears up in their own, special way by decorating their house, inside and out, and Melissa Speek’s house will be the one house on the block you won’t want to miss. Speek is a United States Army spouse here at Fort Irwin with a…

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Life-saving Devices in Facilities Near You

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Directorate of Emergency Services boosted response time for cardiopulmonary emergencies by installing over 70 Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) across the installation, Nov. 4. The AED’s will be installed in facilities that are known to have foot traffic and all devices will be installed by the end of this month. “I’ve been a paramedic for…

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Yorba Linda Community Hosts Thanksgiving for U.S. Army Soldiers

Posted  December 2, 2016

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Citizens of East Lake Village Community lined the entryway into the clubhouse, giving a warm welcome as U.S. Army Soldiers and families from Fort Irwin arrived to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal and enjoy the company of many patriotic community members, Nov. 24. Over 120 Soldiers and families took part in…

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