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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Posted December 6, 2017 by Codi Kozacek

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

Posted December 4, 2017 by David Vergun

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted December 4, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at NTC

Posted December 1, 2017 by by Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, family members and civilians joined installation senior leadership for a traditional Thanksgiving feast here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, and Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer served patrons of Dining Facility 2, which set out a spread that included turkey, roast beef, lobster and…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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Flu Shots Increase Readiness at the National Training Center

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital increased the readiness of service members at the National Training Center by bringing the influenza vaccine to their area of operation, beginning Nov. 9. “Making sure [the shots] are done in a timely fashion and in a way that works for the units sometimes is a logistical…

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The National Training Center, Now and Into the Future

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part six in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. The United States has been at war for 16 years. The young Americans who stepped up and volunteered for service in the Armed Forces, even before the dust had settled in New…

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11th ACR Leads Victorville Veterans Day Parade

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jason Miller

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Several hundred community members gathered curbside to celebrate and pay tribute to American Veterans during the 21st annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11. Leading the parade representing the U.S. Army and the National Training Center was the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment Color Guard, along with…

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Rotation Wrap-up

Posted December 1, 2017 by

U.S. Army photo by SPC Roberto Moore A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes up a defensive position. Task Force Raider had more than 4,000 Soldiers from across all warfighting functions synchronizing efforts to bring maximum combat power on the enemy during Decisive…

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