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Self-generated power could reduce Soldiers’ load

Today's war fighters may one day find themselves knee-deep in power.

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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted  March 6, 2015

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences. They are part of a changing workforce of about 5,500 contractor and subcontractor personnel who may work here for a day, to…

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted  March 6, 2015

World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth through eighth graders and their teachers for three mornings, Feb. 18-20, to help them learn how to end bullying and prevent suicide. At school assemblies during the three days, Sparky helped the students learn how to appreciate, respect and love themselves…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13., The AGTS system is a cost effective way to master the basic tank gunnery skills prior to attending a live fire range. The 11th ACR can utilize this system to become better…

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted  March 6, 2015

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating. Fort Irwin and the National Training Center are no different, even leading by example when it comes to embracing high-tech solutions to energy requirements and natural resource conservation. Several major projects…

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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