Posts Tagged ‘featured’


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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Soldiers, researchers test prototype uniforms during Combined Resolve VII

Posted November 23, 2016 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army researchers who are developing a wool-based fabric blend are aiming to improve combat uniforms while also boosting U.S. manufacturing jobs.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Army researchers tackle a tiny enemy: sand

Posted November 7, 2016 by David McNally

Armor offers reliable protection against external forces, but what if the enemy is so small that it can take aircraft down from the inside?

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Boy Scouts visit new hospital site at Fort Irwin

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kristen R. Schabert

Members of the Fort Irwin WEBELOS Cub Scout pack 67 recently visited the site of the new Weed Army Community Hospital, still under construction, to work on a badge and learn about what is involved in building such a large structure.

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Haloween Trunk or Treat

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story by Jennifer Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection here Monday. With over 19 different Trunk or Treat opportunities, children of all ages collected candy while dressed in fun…

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Fort Irwin Conducts Red Ribbon Week

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) handed out bracelets at the Man Exchange to Soldiers, Families and civilians in support of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24. The drug free campaign of “You Only Live Once, Be Drug Free,” encourages the Fort Irwin community to take a stand against substance abuse and to educate…

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507th PIR ceremony conducted on 72nd anniversary of Normandy invasion
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Santa Monica Metro Station has a new namesake

Posted November 4, 2016 by emmauribe

Santa Monica, Calif – The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will honor one of Santa Monica’s own by naming a Metro Station in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Joe Gandara was born in Santa Monica, Calif, on April 25, 1924. His family home was located just blocks away from the…

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4 myths about combat vehicles, debunked by Lt. Gen. McMaster

Posted November 4, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a unique situation that the Army doesn’t currently have a ground combat vehicle under development, said Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Jr. That hasn’t happened since World War I. “At current funding levels, the Bradley and Abrams will remain in the inventory for 50 to 70 more years,” he said…

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Army makes changes to retention programs

Posted October 28, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

Career counselors are urging Army Soldiers to read the changes to the Army enlisted force retention program, re-class and initial entry requirements that took effect in 2016.

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