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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…


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SAVE ON YOUR TAXES WITH THE MILITARY PAY ADJUSTMENT

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opens Jan. 24, 2017, and in preparation, we want to provide you with information about one of the unique tax benefits available to you as a Soldier.  California Revenue and Tax Code Section 17140.5 provides a benefit to active-duty Soldiers who are assigned to Fort Irwin but who maintain a…

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Tax Season is Here

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — United States Army Garrison command cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Tax Center on Jan. 24. U.S. Army Soldiers completed more than 120 hours of training with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to provide a free tax preparation service to the community.  Capt. Cadence Tuttle, Staff Judge…

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The Harvey House Story

Posted  February 3, 2017

Barstow, Calif. —  Just a couple of blocks off old Route 66 in the city of Barstow, sits the historic Harvey House, one of many attractions in the area that offers a look into the past. Long before people began to “get their kicks on route 66,” Fred Harvey created the very first chain restaurants,…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Three U.S. Army Soldiers were inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) near Brigade Hill, here on Jan. 23. The ceremony took place by a bonfire where Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) from Sergeant up to Command Sergeant Major paid homage to their newest members as they walked through “the arch” to join…

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Fort Irwin history – February 1961 Air Force pilot crashes at Bicycle Lake

Posted  February 3, 2017

On Feb. 13, 1961, four F-100 Super Sabre aircraft took off from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on a routine flight to George AFB in Southern California. While approaching George AFB the pilots of two of the aircraft requested “direction finding steers” — a system used to guide the pilot back on course to the airfield….

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