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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Cyber Activities at the National Training Center Support Real World Operations

Posted February 9, 2018 by Steven P Stover

U.S. Army Cyber Command is using the Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Support to Corps and Below program at the Army's Combat Training Centers to develop and test CEMA concepts and operational cyber support to those units.

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CSM Matthew R. Lowe welcomed as NTC senior enlisted adviser

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center colors were exchanged during a time-honored tradition at the Sandy Basin Community Center, where Soldiers, families and civilians observed a relinquishment of responsibility between incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew R. Lowe and outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Robin M. Bolmer, Jan. 5. After the presentation of the national…

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Fort Irwin welcomes new Garrison Command Sergeant Major

Posted February 2, 2018 by By David Dupree NTC / Fort Irwin PAO

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Garrison colors were exchanged Jan. 16 during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Sandy Basin Community Center between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Edwards Jr. During the ceremony and presentation of the Garrison colors, Col. Seth Krummrich, Fort Irwin Garrison Commander, commended…

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11th Armored Cavalry Regiment celebrates its 117th birthday

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry celebrated the 117th birthday of the regiment Jan. 31 with a stable call at Fritz Field, here. The commander of the regiment, Col. Joseph D. Clark, and the oldest and youngest members of the Regiment cut a birthday cake to celebrate the milestone. The…

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Fort Irwin Tax Center offering free tax preparation

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, along with Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony here Jan. 23 marking the opening of the Fort Irwin Tax Center, which is now offering free tax preparation for military personnel and their dependents. Every year the Fort Irwin Tax Center provides…

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Former Fort Irwin employee assists hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted February 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jim DeGraff, a former employee of the Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works, has spent much of the past four months helping the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The storms damaged thousands of homes and public facilities and left many of the islands’…

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Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Posted January 31, 2018 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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