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11th ACR spends the day with Barstow Veterans

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Jason Miller

More than 500 U.S. Army Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment marched and sang cadence through the streets of Barstow to the Veterans Home of California-Barstow, where they were greeted by resident Veterans and staff, Dec. 12. Following the march, Veterans and Troopers spent the remainder of the day with one another – sharing…

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California wildfires: State Military Reservists answer the call

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Air Force Senior Airman Crystal Housman

JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserve’s Installation Support Command also answered the call. Two dozen Soldiers from the ISC here stood up on emergency state active…

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New Hospital, New Year, New Baby

Posted January 5, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Mother Baby Unit within the Weed Army Community Hospital here, began the New Year by welcoming the first baby of 2018 to the National Training Center, Jan. 2. “We weren’t expecting to be the first baby since it was so late in the day.  We thought there was going to…

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As early retirement program ends, Soldiers have until Jan 15 to apply

Posted December 29, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

The Army is terminating the use of temporary early retirement authority, or TERA, for Soldiers with less than 20, but at least 15 years of service.

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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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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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