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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.


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Garrison command team signs leadership pledge

Posted  November 3, 2017

The Fort Irwin Garrison Command Team signed a Leadership Pledge during the Commander’s Call Oct. 24. The pledge outlines the leadership team’s commitment to creating an environment where Fort Irwin Garrison employees can succeed, including a smooth onboarding process, clear performance standards, opportunities for personal and professional development, recognition for excellent performance, and leadership engagement…

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Barstow Mardi Gras Parade features NTC Commanders, Soldiers

Posted  November 3, 2017

BARSTOW, Calif. — Commanders and Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin showed their support for the local community Oct. 28 by taking part in the annual Barstow Mardi Gras parade, one of the longest running parades in California. Riding in the parade were Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of NTC and…

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What is the Special Victims’ Counsel Program?

Posted  November 3, 2017

Sexual assault is one of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s Army.  Combating this serious problem within our ranks is as complicated as it is critical.  As part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks, the Special Victims’ Counsel Program (SVCP) was developed to strengthen our support of victims…

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Fort Irwin walks to end domestic violence

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered at the Fort Irwin Blue Track for a Walk to End Domestic Violence led by Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater Oct. 12. “Domestic violence affects family, friends, co-workers and the entire community,” said Broadwater. Participants were asked to spend time during their walk talking…

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Training for a new type of war

Posted  November 3, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part five in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. In August 1990, Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, ordered his military to invade the neighboring country of Kuwait. Hussein claimed that the Kuwaiti government was guilty of stealing oil from the…

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