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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Posted November 17, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

Posted November 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

Posted November 6, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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Fort Irwin’s high-quality job seekers in demand at local job fair

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Representatives of 34 different employers met with veterans, military spouses and other Fort Irwin community members during the job fair hosted by Army Community Services on Oct. 19 at the Samuel Adams Ballroom. The biannual event gives jobseekers a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available regionally and on-post, and…

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Training for a new type of war

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part five in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. In August 1990, Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, ordered his military to invade the neighboring country of Kuwait. Hussein claimed that the Kuwaiti government was guilty of stealing oil from the…

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Oktoberfest brings German culture to Fort Irwin

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community had the opportunity to share in the worldwide tradition of Oktoberfest celebrating German culture on Oct. 12. The original Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany for two weeks that celebrates Bavarian culture with food, beverages, music, carnival rides and a parade. The Fort Irwin…

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Newest members of Fort Irwin family welcomed during WACH transition

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Obstetrician and Gynecological clinic staff presented the Teale family with a gift basket put together to celebrate the birth of the last baby born at old Weed Army Community Hospital Oct. 2. “All the staff was really nice.  It was a little crazy because half the stuff was moved to…

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Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted November 1, 2017 by David Vergun

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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