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September 13, 2012

News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Army Campaign

“A Healthy Force is a Ready Force”

September 2012 is recognized by the Army as Suicide Prevention Month. The campaign emphasizes Total Force awareness of Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians. Information about this year’s theme can be obtained from the Army Suicide Prevention Program G1 website at www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/.

Related phone numbers:

Emergency – 911

Military Crisis Line – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – Press 1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Your Installation

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Celebrate the observance at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11 a.m., Sept. 19. The Los Angeles Ballroom Academy will be performing dances from Latin America and there will be cultural food sampling.

Community Relations

The Community Military Mixer takes place at Sandy Basin Community Center at 6 p.m., Sept. 26. The event unites local community leaders and residents of the Barstow area, the Veterans Home, Fort Irwin and Marine Corps Logistics Base. Purchase advance tickets at the Public Affairs Office for $15 or at the door for $17. Call (760) 256-8617 for more information.




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Leslie Ozawa

New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

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Photo courtesy of VVTA

Your bus ride just got better

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11th ACR

Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

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Jason Miller

Commissary awards scholarship

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Get a refund for gasoline taxes

The California gasoline tax refund could save you hundreds of dollars every year. In order to maintain California’s many highways, the state taxes every gallon of fuel that you put into your car (even gas purchased on post). This is reasonable, because we all know what it is like to drive on poorly maintained roads,...
 




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