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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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Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing...
 
 
DoD
Gustavo Bahena

Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit her...
 
 
Courtesy Photo

Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served...
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar

Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremon...
 
 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

Thanksgiving meal brings community together

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC A Gold Star Family child receives a Thanksgiving meal from a Fort Irwin commissioned officer at a dining facility here, Nov. 25. The Fort Irwin community was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at both ...
 




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