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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Responsibilities of NCOs will grow, say leaders

Noncommissioned officers will play an increasingly significant role in the Army, said Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder.

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A Soldier’s Guide to Avoiding and Dealing with Common Legal Problems: Tax Scams

Posted  September 2, 2016

In an April 2016 publication, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning that scammers may prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS.  The IRS urged taxpayers to be diligent in protecting themselves.  The military community is not immune to the criminal tactics used by scammers to defraud taxpayers out of their money. The…

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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted  September 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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NTC, WACH rehearse MEDEVAC of Military Working Dog

Posted  September 2, 2016

When the alarm rang out for a MEDEVAC, the Soldiers of 2916th Aviation Battalion sprang to action. Then, the call came over the radio that the patient was not your typical MEDEVAC patient… this time, it was a military working dog. As the teams at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, gear up…

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Fort Irwin dustoff

Posted  September 2, 2016

The US Army’s Fort Irwin, also known as the National Training Center (NTC), occupies 1,000 squares miles of the Mojave Desert in southern California. Its harsh landscape of dry valleys and rocky mountains hosts 50,000 soldiers each year for some of the most realistic military training found anywhere on earth. Along with the realistic training…

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Fast facts about fire

Posted  September 2, 2016

Home fires • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours. • One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires…

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