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Army

Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

Posted November 6, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Jo Garrison
Local

Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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Jo Garrison
Events

Fort Irwin’s high-quality job seekers in demand at local job fair

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Representatives of 34 different employers met with veterans, military spouses and other Fort Irwin community members during the job fair hosted by Army Community Services on Oct. 19 at the Samuel Adams Ballroom. The biannual event gives jobseekers a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available regionally and on-post, and…

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Ken Drylie
Army

Training for a new type of war

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part five in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. In August 1990, Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq, ordered his military to invade the neighboring country of Kuwait. Hussein claimed that the Kuwaiti government was guilty of stealing oil from the…

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David Dupree
Events

Oktoberfest brings German culture to Fort Irwin

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community had the opportunity to share in the worldwide tradition of Oktoberfest celebrating German culture on Oct. 12. The original Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany for two weeks that celebrates Bavarian culture with food, beverages, music, carnival rides and a parade. The Fort Irwin…

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Newest members of Fort Irwin family welcomed during WACH transition

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Obstetrician and Gynecological clinic staff presented the Teale family with a gift basket put together to celebrate the birth of the last baby born at old Weed Army Community Hospital Oct. 2. “All the staff was really nice.  It was a little crazy because half the stuff was moved to…

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Army

Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says General Abrams

Posted November 1, 2017 by David Vergun

Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

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Army photograph by Spec. Dana Clark
Army

Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted October 30, 2017 by Devon Suits

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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Technology

Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air. The venue wasn't Afghanistan or some other faraway place, however.

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Health & Safety

Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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