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Latest sensor upgrades boost recon vehicle capabilities

A snowy, frigid February morning didn't stop leaders and stakeholders from turning out to view the highly-anticipated Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade program demonstration.

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New combat vehicle coating to increase Soldier survivability

Army photograph Woodland tests were conducted in Florida on a Bradley fighting vehicle with a visual camouflage pattern using brown, black and green TALON paint. The ManTech program provided the necessary funding to work with industry to develop a process for manufacturing the paint. While Soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is…

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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…


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NTC’s commanding general greets community leaders for New Year’s Reception

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — The National Training Center’s Commanding General Brig. Jeff Broadwater and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Lowe, greeted more than 200 military and civilian senior leaders at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center on Jan. 7. Alicia Broadwater and Jennifer Lowe, wives of General Broadwater and Sergeant Major Matthew Lowe, also welcomed…

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How to take care of your enemies: A Biblical perspective

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif.— King David has to be one of my favorite characters in the Old Testament.  King David, the second King of Israel, was described as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, KJV).  He experienced some circumstances in life we can all learn from as people and Soldiers.  King David faced…

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MCSC kicks off new year with breakfast-themed luncheon event

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif — The Military and Civilians Spouses’ Club hosted their monthly luncheon in January and the theme’s inspiration came from the classic movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Each month, along with a new theme, the MCSC hosts a luncheon to support non-profit organizations in the Fort Irwin community. The spread included a fancy brunch…

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Popular comedian brings big laughs to Fort Irwin

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Los Angeles native, “JT Turner” brought laughs and jokes to the National Training Center’s Warrior Zone on Jan. 26, putting a very special and personal touch on the show. Turner grew up in Victorville, California, and connected with the crowd, making them apart of the entertainment. Turner is also a businessman…

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First RTU of 2019 challenged but successful at the NTC

Posted  February 1, 2019

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­—  On the morning of Jan. 17, the 1/11 ACR OPFOR in the role of guerrilla fighters, were tasked to defend the town of Razish from the Rotational Unit (RTU), 3/1 CAV. Sixty-five OPFOR fighters battled the RTU’s movement into the city with artillery, armored vehicles, and machine gun teams. The 3/1…

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