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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike.

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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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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Vehicle Registration in the Military

Posted  June 29, 2016

It’s one of many questions military members ask when moving to a new duty station:  Do I have to change my vehicle registration?  Fortunately, California’s vehicle registration laws are generally very military-friendly. California Residents:  Residents of California may choose to register their vehicle in California.  In addition, your or your spouse’s vehicle may be registered…

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Daughter of retired NTC NCO receives commissary scholarship

Posted  June 29, 2016

In a ceremony at the Fort Irwin commissary on June 23, Jennifer Grey, daughter of retired Army staff sergeant David Grey, was presented a certificate recognizing her as winner of a $2,000 Defense Commissary Agency scholarship. Jennifer was one of seven Fort Irwin military family members who entered this year’s world-wide competition, which last year…

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K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment TOW-ITAS Live Fire

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, California — In the morning of June 2, 2016, at the National Training Center, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided live fire exercise with the Improved Target Acquisition System on both mounted and dismounted platforms. The purpose of this exercise was to provide training and…

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Movie in the Park

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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Blackhorse Pride

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, CALIF. – The 11th Cavalry Regiment was established in February 1901 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.  As the regiment was stood up, the First Colonel of the Regiment, Francis Moore, received a report proclaiming that “the men assigned have never seen a horse, horses that have never seen a man, and…

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