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Weed Army Community Hospital partners with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14 – 20

Posted October 11, 2012 by Maj. Veronica Law

Association for Professionals in Infection Control has more than 14,000 members and is the leading professional association for infection preventionists. Most members are nurses, medical technologists, epidemiologists, public health professionals and physicians, who educate healthcare personnel and the public about infectious diseases and how to limit their spread. They also collaborate with other consumer groups,…

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Plot comes to fruition

Posted October 11, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Timothy Moffitt, an employee with The Home Depot at Barstow, uses a Ditch Witch to dig trenches for the irrigation system at the new Fort Irwin Community Garden, Oct. 5. Volunteers from The Home Depot came to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin over the weekend to start building a new community garden on…

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Roll up your sleeves

Posted October 4, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

Artist’s rendering of the Fort Irwin Community Garden. The construction of the Fort Irwin Community Garden will take place this weekend with the help of club members, volunteers and a generous contribution from The Home Depot in Barstow, Calif. The gate in more detail. The Home Depot will be donating materials ($10,000 worth) and expertise…

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Disciplined, trained and ready to lead

Posted October 18, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The 16 non-commissioned officers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin who completed a Battle Staff NCO Course, Friday. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a graduation ceremony to honor 16 non-commissioned officers, who completed the Battle Staff NCO Course Friday. Command Sgt. Major William Elliott, command sergeant major for 2916th Aviation…

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Not a dime a dozen

Posted October 18, 2012 by Chad E. Cooper

11ACR’s FIRST SOLDIER OF THE QUARTER, FISCAL YEAR 2013: Spc. Jerome Middleton The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently conducted selection boards for Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Two servicemembers came out on top from a field of qualified candidates. 11ACR’s FIRST NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE…

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Got to love that small-town feel

Posted October 18, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Photo by Gustavo Bahena Devin Willis, 13, student at Fort Irwin Middle School, receives a handshake from Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton, after the signing of the Anti-Bullying Proclamation. The signing took place during the Town Hall meeting at Sandy Basin Community Center, Oct. 10. The leadership of the National…

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Be safe when walking, be aware of pedestrians when driving

Posted October 25, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed nationwide every year, and an additional 85,000 to 90,000 suffer from injuries inflicted on them by a moving vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent…

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Up close

Posted October 25, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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Lifestyle changes part of overall plan to prevent breast cancer

Posted October 25, 2012 by Lt. Col. Crystal House

Although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Recent evidence supports the link between obesity and breast cancer risk. Thus, controlling one’s weight would also contribute to…

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Gen. Odierno visits JRTC, Fort Polk for Decisive Action rotation

Posted October 25, 2012 by Master Sgt. Eric Pilgrim

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers, Oct. 9, during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center Decisive Action training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers. Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk during a Joint Readiness Training…

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