Posts Tagged ‘featured’

3rd Cavalry Soldiers clear a town

Brave Rifles execute decisive action mission at NTC

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Staff Sgt. Tomora Clark

“Train as you fight” is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It’s a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment’s notice, and that’s exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center – they trained for an upcoming deployment. The 3rd CR departed…

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Photo Credit: David Vergun

Neuroscience advances could boost battlefield performance

Posted August 5, 2016 by

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Army News Service) — Advances in brain science could lead to improvements in performance and decision making, changing the way Soldiers fight in the near future. The improvements could include increased effectiveness in detecting and engaging the enemy and increased alertness while driving through the battlespace, according to Dr. Jean Vettel,…

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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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Former NFL player’s personal loss helps others

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Speaking about personal success and the best of times – most can do that. Describing the account about the suicide of a son – not a common occurrence. When hearing of both from the same person, the juxtaposition can be stirring. Eric Hipple shared just those experiences with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin…

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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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NTC, WACH rehearse MEDEVAC of Military Working Dog

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Kristen Schabert

When the alarm rang out for a MEDEVAC, the Soldiers of 2916th Aviation Battalion sprang to action. Then, the call came over the radio that the patient was not your typical MEDEVAC patient… this time, it was a military working dog. As the teams at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, gear up…

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Army explores 3-D printing’s future applications for Soldiers, force

Posted November 30, 2016 by Argie Sarantinos-Perrin

A Soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to sensors that are embedded in his uniform.

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Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.

Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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Movie in the Park

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Diamante Byrne

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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NTC Remembers 9/11

Posted October 7, 2016 by By Kenneth Drylie

Fort Irwin, CALIF — The Fort Irwin Community gathered together on September 12th to remember the terror attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, and honor those who fell that day and in the 15 years of combat that resulted from those attacks. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, Soldiers and the community…

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