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Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.

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Army recognizes best Lean Six Sigma initiatives

Saving millions of dollars, the recipients of this year's Lean Six Sigma excellence awards reduced processing times, improved health of the force and increased readiness.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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First gender-integrated infantry one station unit training graduates

Over the last 18 months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on May 19, 2017, the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT).

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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.


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Beginning of a tradition

Posted  April 7, 2017

Every morning, hundreds of Fort Irwin community members drive past the famous “Painted Rocks” that sit just outside of the installations front gate. Most people know that the distinctive unit insignia represents the units that have completed training rotations at the National Training Center. However, not everyone knows how the tradition started, and that not…

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Office offers legal assistance, special victim counsel services

Posted  April 7, 2017

As many of us have found out the hard way, the civilian world keeps moving even after we have signed on the dotted line, raised our hands, and taken our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States.  Unfortunately, what happens in the civilian world doesn’t always stay in the civilian world, and…

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Some last-minute ways to reduce your taxable income

Posted  April 7, 2017

The end of tax season is rapidly approaching and we want to give you some last minute information about how to reduce your taxable income.  Taxable income is your gross income after you subtract all of the deductions that the IRS allows. One of these deductions is a contribution to a traditional Individual Retirement Account…

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Growing community through gardening

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN Calif. — Thomas Jefferson may have said it best in 1811, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” This same spirit lives on in the community garden at Ft. Irwin. “The goal of the garden is to develop…

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Community Calendar

Posted  April 7, 2017

April Middle School and Teen Center Events: April 7 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 8 Fine Art April 14 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 14  Easter Egg Hunt April 15 Spring Fling Activities April 15 Fine Art April 19 Middle School News April 21 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 22 Fine Art April 26 Dodgeball Tournament April 28…

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