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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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Two Army medical facilities recognized for safety

Two U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) units were recognized by the Army Safety and Health Management System (ASHMS) as Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Star sites.

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez Army

With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 8, 2017, to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today's U.S. Soldiers face in combat.

Army photograph by Monica K. Guthrie Army

New Hunter, Killer platform undergoes testing at MFIX 2017

As technology advances, so too does the need for Soldiers to be able to multitask without forfeiting their primary duty. With new multi-domain platforms, the Army hopes to give Soldiers the equipment to handle the added responsibility.


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Salutes & Awards

36th Annual Barstow Community Awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Barstow Chamber of Commerce held its 36th Annual Community Awards Feb 18, to recognize individuals and organizations for their hard work. Students, military personnel, businesses and individuals took the stage as they were recognized for their contributions to the Barstow community. Masters of ceremonies, Raquel Beezly and Scott Figueroa, presented the awards throughout the…

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Fort Irwin Welcomes Vietnam War Veterans

Posted  March 3, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif — With flags waving, the band playing and the roar of hundreds of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, classic cars and military vehicles, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed hundreds of Vietnam Era Veterans to the annual Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony here. The event, first held in 2009, brings hundreds of…

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U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski, 11th ACR
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NTC Celebrates Black History Month

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The history of African Americans in this country is long and very complex. Originally brought to America as slaves in 1619, 382 years later a black man was elected president of the United States in 2008. The journey from slave to president was long and hard fought, generation after generation was…

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Raider Brigade synchronizes effects during CALFEX

Posted  March 3, 2017

There was more noise than usual coming from Fort Stewart throughout the month of February as 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division practiced synchronizing battlefield effects during company-level combined arms live-fire exercises. The CALFEXs were part of the brigade’s training progression in preparation for their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort…

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$10k Extension Bonus Up For Grabs

Posted  March 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — For all U.S. Army Soldiers with an expiration – term of service on, or before September 30, there is a $10,000 cash incentive bonus for those who extend their service by a minimum of 12 months. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the active Army to build its numbers of…

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