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‘I’m not disabled’

It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July is sweltering.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.


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Digging the Past

Posted  January 6, 2017

Fort Irwin, CA – 10,000 years ago, the High Mojave Desert was home to Native Americans of several tribes. The ancient Mojave Desert was a much different place, it’s believed that the area was much less arid; with much more vegetation, marshes and with water filling what are now dry lakes. The identity and lifestyles…

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Santa Sighted!

Posted  January 6, 2017

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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New Central Issue Facility Opens

Posted  January 6, 2017

The Fort Irwin Central Issue Facility has moved locations with more modern conveniences and is now open for business after a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility operated under the Logistics Readiness Center provides Soldiers with modern fitting rooms, sewing support and proper uniform wearing displays in a warm and modern store like…

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Save on your taxes by saving for retirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

Tax season is rapidly approaching and we at the Fort Irwin Tax Center would like to provide some important information that may save you money on your taxes.  The tax code strongly influences the way we plan our finances and provides incentives for certain things like Education Credit which rewards taxpayers monetarily for continuing their…

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Red Cross Deliver Holiday Cards

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division, handed out holiday cards to veterans at Barstow Veterans Home, Dec. 19. Every year the Red Cross deliver donated holiday cards from their Holiday Mail for Heroes program to local military facilities, veteran’s homes and hospitals and military family support groups. …

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