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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

WASHINGTON — The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. White House officials said data shows a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015…

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Fort Irwin supports Rose Bowl game

Posted  February 5, 2016

A joint service military color guard and the commander of this installation supported the Rose Bowl college football game, Jan. 1. The color guard consisted of eight servicemembers from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Army with a senior non-commissioned officer-in-charge. The detail presented the services’ flags and the colors of the nation…

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Leadership, Soldiers support Veterans Day events

Posted  December 4, 2015

Commanders and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin paid tribute to Veterans Day by attending and participating at several ceremonies in Southern California, Nov. 11. Locations of events supported included: Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery in Barstow; Veterans Home of California in Barstow; General Patton Memorial Museum at Chiriaco Summit; Victorville Veterans…

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Congratulations graduates of Battle Staff Course 02-16

Posted  December 4, 2015

Fifteen non-commissioned officers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin joined the ranks of Soldiers who have completed the Army’s Battle Staff NCO course, Nov. 4. The graduates took the 22-day course through video teletraining administered by the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. The NCOs: Staff Sgt. Joe Acevedo,…

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JPMorgan Chase to pay millions in restitution, fines

Posted  December 4, 2015

On Nov. 2, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a stipulated judgment resolving allegations that JPMorgan Chase committed credit card debt-collection abuses against tens of thousands of Californians. The settlement specifically addresses debt collection wrongdoing that includes collecting incorrect amounts, selling bad credit card debt, and running a debt collection mill that involved…

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NTC hosts visitors from business, entertainment industry

Posted  December 4, 2015

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted approximately 90 distinguished visitors during two tours of the training area here, Nov. 6 and 7. The groups were composed of people in the business and entertainment industry, said Renita Wickes, community relations officer for this installation. The NTC and Fort Irwin commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin,…

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