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Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Army

Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted February 8, 2017 by David Vergun

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Army

Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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Local

Weed Army Community Hospital receives Army Star Strong Award

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story by Courtney Taylor Photo(s) by Jalonda Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After five years of training and safety improvements, Weed Army Community Hospital received the prestigious Army Star Strong Award June 29. Held at Sandy Basin Community Center, the Army Star Strong Flag Presentation began at 1:30 p.m. with a turnout of approximately 175 people. Current Safety and Occupational Health Manager for…

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Army

Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Posted September 20, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

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Salutes & Awards

Medal of Honor recipient memorialized in hometown

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

During a morning ceremony, United States Army Soldiers with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin honored Medal of Honor recipient, Pfc. David M. Gonzales and family at the Ritchie Valens Park, in Pacoima, Calif., Nov. 10. Sounds of freeway traffic could be heard in the park, as a copy of the newly designated interchange…

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DoD

Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted June 17, 2016 by Paul Stevenson

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Army

Cohesive teams will thrive in ambiguity

Posted October 5, 2016 by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey

As the world becomes increasingly complex, it is difficult to predict the next challenge to American interests and, therefore, difficult to prepare our Army for what may lie ahead so we must be prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere.

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Army

New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

Posted March 8, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The standard issue combat boot most Soldiers wear today, the one most commonly worn in Iraq and Afghanistan, is great for sandy dunes, hot dry weather, and asphalt. But it's proven not so good in hot and wet environments. So the Army has developed a new jungle boot that some Soldiers will see this year.

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