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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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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes Fort Irwin senior

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —  E.J. Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane, was named a School Winner by the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition Oct. 19. The award recognizes student athletes who exemplify excellence in the classroom, on the field and in their communities. Ane is a senior at…

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Newest members of Fort Irwin family welcomed during WACH transition

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Obstetrician and Gynecological clinic staff presented the Teale family with a gift basket put together to celebrate the birth of the last baby born at old Weed Army Community Hospital Oct. 2. “All the staff was really nice.  It was a little crazy because half the stuff was moved to…

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Fort Irwin marks Halloween with Post-Wide Trick or Treat

Posted  November 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, Commanding General of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, along with Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich, set up a table at Commanders Loop to pass out goodies to the community during the Fort Irwin post-wide Trick or Treat Oct. 31. Soldiers with the 11th…

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Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted  November 1, 2017

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted  October 30, 2017

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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