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Lighter, faster, smaller equipment needed for Soldiers to win, says Gen. Townsend

Posted March 12, 2018 by David Vergun

"Our troops need equipment that is more effective -- lighter, faster and smaller. That is going to be a theme of mine," said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Army developing system to allow Soldiers to see buried bombs for route clearance

Posted March 12, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

The Army is developing technology that visually alerts Soldiers to hidden explosives in the ground rather than just providing them an audible notification during use of mine detector equipment.

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Army, Marine Corps begin testing new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Posted March 9, 2018 by Sherman Jennings,

Marines and Soldiers have started testing the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in eastern California's Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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Ken Drylie
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Fort Irwin hosts high-level delegations to enhance understanding of NTC mission

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — National security leaders from the private, academic and government sectors visited the National Training Center over the past two months to better understand the U.S. Army’s brigade-level readiness training. NTC hosted three separate delegations:  Congressional staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.); faculty and fellows from the Center…

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‘Raider’ Brigade takes on NTC

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Capt. Terez Little

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A chilly Mojave Desert greeted more than 4,000 Soldiers as they prepared to aggressively face a world-class opposing force during a grueling month-long exercise at the National Training Center (NTC). Soldiers with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, performed in unforgiving rocky terrain with constant climate changes far…

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Casey Slusser
Local

WACH ensures continuity of leadership with CSM Change of Responsibility

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Command Sgt. Maj. Albert H. Harris relinquished Weed Army Community Hospital’s colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Santiago in a ceremony on the patio of Oasis Café Feb. 15. “[Fort Irwin] has been phenomenal. We would stay here much longer if we could, but the Army has its plans…

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During Civil War Days, battle reenactments are a step away from Fort Irwin

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Casey Slusser

YERMO, Calif. — Blustery 30 mph winds did not deter reenactors from the American Civil War Society (ACWS) who performed two battles commemorating Presidents’ Day at Calico Ghost Town. Nestled in the western Mojave Desert’s Calico Mountains near Yermo, about 30 miles south of Fort Irwin, the ghost town hosts family-friendly events several times a…

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Ken Drylie
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Fried eggs, burros attract visitors to Old Route 66 gold town

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

OATMAN, Ariz. — In 1863, prospector and mountain man John T. Moss was wandering the Black Mountains of Arizona. He, like so many other men of the time, dreamed of finding the “Mother Load” and becoming wealthy off a big gold strike. He had ridden with the Pony Express, acted as a scout for the…

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Trisha Dennis
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Fort Irwin celebrates National Black History Month

Posted March 2, 2018 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin celebrated National Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center Feb. 7.  Lt.  Col. LaJohnne Morris, the Staff Judge Advocate for the National Training Center, was the guest speaker with Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, in attendance. For many years African American culture developed separately from mainstream American…

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Codi Kozacek
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Tiefort Mountain summit attracts Fort Irwin locals, visitors alike

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Rising more than 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert, Tiefort Mountain is a constant backdrop to life at the National Training Center. Its twin peaks are often off-limits due to their location in the “Box”, but when weather and training schedules allow, guides from Fort Irwin’s Outdoor Recreation lead group climbs…

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