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‘I’m not disabled’

It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July is sweltering.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.


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Save on your taxes by saving for retirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

Tax season is rapidly approaching and we at the Fort Irwin Tax Center would like to provide some important information that may save you money on your taxes.  The tax code strongly influences the way we plan our finances and provides incentives for certain things like Education Credit which rewards taxpayers monetarily for continuing their…

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Red Cross Deliver Holiday Cards

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) division, handed out holiday cards to veterans at Barstow Veterans Home, Dec. 19. Every year the Red Cross deliver donated holiday cards from their Holiday Mail for Heroes program to local military facilities, veteran’s homes and hospitals and military family support groups. …

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BOSS Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted  January 6, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif-  U.S. Army Soldiers with Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) handed out 168 Christmas trees to Soldiers and families here, Sat., Dec. 3. Every year BOSS spreads a little holiday cheer by distributing donated trees to Soldiers and families. This year, the trees were donated by Bridget Blehm, director, For Families of…

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At the Movies

Posted  January 6, 2017

Jan 6 7 p.m. Allied (R) Jan 7 4 p.m.  Moana (PG) 7 p.m.  Office Christmas Party (R) Jan 8 7 p.m.  The Edge of Seventeen (R) Jan 13 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 14 7 p.m.  Monster Trucks (PG-13) Jan 15 7 p.m. Monster Trucks  (PG-13) Jan 20 7 p.m. La La Land. …

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Focusing On Mental Toughness

Posted  January 6, 2017

United Sates Army Soldiers and civilians completed a 10 day Master Resilience Training (MRT) with intention to share their newly developed skills with their respective units here, Dec. 9. The thirty participants were immersed in techniques to help boost their mental strength, giving them tactics to bounce back from adversity. “It’s really important to focus…

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