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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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Improving Army readiness for the 21st century

When Lt. Gen. Robert T. Dail retired seven years ago, he was one of the most senior military logisticians in the Department of Defense.


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Community Calendar

Posted  November 6, 2015

Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Family sacrifices help define heritage

Posted  November 6, 2015

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and community members celebrated Hispanic American Heritage Month at a ceremony here, Sept. 30. The nation and the Army recognizes the observance from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and this year’s theme is “Hispanic Americans: Energizing our Nation’s Diversity.” At the celebration, a battalion command sergeant major…

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Mojave fringe-toed lizards ‘dig in’

Posted  November 6, 2015

As the sun rises in the training area each morning, the soft glow casts shadows on uneven ground and animal tracks across the desert landscape, providing evidence of life that thrives at Fort Irwin. If you look down while walking on loose sand, you may see indentations that look like marks from a miniature pogo…

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Thirty-one years of dedication to NTC, Fort Irwin

Posted  November 6, 2015

Ronald Reagan was president of the United States. From the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk. Apple began selling the Macintosh personal computer in the United States. And, Linda Seeley started working at the National Training Center. All of the above took place in 1984, when…

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Ironhorse brigade completes decisive action rotation

Posted  November 6, 2015

The United States Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, concluded a decisive action rotation here in October. The Ironhorse brigade spent two weeks (Oct. 10-23) – of the four week rotation 16-01 – in “the box” or the 1,200 square miles of maneuver area of the National Training Center. The field portion…

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