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Breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women

Posted October 18, 2012 by Lt. Col. Crystal House

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and affect healthy cells in the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form at an abnormal, accelerated rate. Some other forms of cancer involve old or damaged cells that do not die as…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides rights for terminating auto leases, home leases, cell phone contracts

Posted October 18, 2012 by Capt. Nate Mealy

In 2003, Congress passed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The SCRA allows Soldiers to get out of phone service agreements, and car and home leases without any penalty when they first join the military and whenever they have a permanent change of station, or deploy. The SCRA’s lease-termination rules are pretty simple. Whenever Soldiers first…

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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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Not too late to vaccinate

Posted October 4, 2012 by Serina Viers

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell, receives the 2012 Influenza vaccination, Sept. 27. “Have a happy flu season!” Those were the parting words given to each patient by Lt. Col. Kirsten Anke, Public Health Nurse for Weed Army Community Hospital, as she gave members of the National Training Center…

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Kids doing the right thing

Posted October 4, 2012 by Kim D. Garcia

Children “Caught” being safe rewarded with backpack full of goodies, including $30 Exchange gift card, and entered in a grand prize drawing later this year Tommy Hall was “Caught” Being Safe by Garrison Safety the morning of Sept. 12. Tommy was traveling to school on his bike when Garrison Safety observed him stopping at an…

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NTC and Fort Irwin Stand Down for Suicide Prevention

Posted September 27, 2012 by Michael Duncan

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted it’s “Stand Down” in support of suicide prevention, Sept. 18. Today, Soldiers from all other installations and serving around the world, will be “Standing Down” to participate in the suicide prevention campaign. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed acclaimed author and speaker Beverly Cobain during…

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FMWR, DPW team-up to improve your facilities

Posted September 20, 2012 by FMWR and DPW NTC and Fort Irwin

We are proud to announce that refurbishments to Freedom Fitness Center are moving forward. The center’s basketball court closed today for a much needed renovation. The first phase of the renovation will include the basketball court, the flooring, bleachers and walls. The women’s locker room will then be upgraded in approximately a month (dates and…

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O’zapft is! (It’s tapped!)

Posted September 20, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, command sergeant major for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, share a laugh at Oktoberfest, Sept. 15. The annual Oktoberfest celebration kick-off on Fort Irwin saw revelers enjoy activities, food and drinks at Shock Wave, Sept. 15….

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Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted September 20, 2012 by

Military munitions that were used, but fail to function as intended are called UXO or unexploded ordnance. The United States has always maintained a trained and ready military to protect its national interests. As a result of the munitions-related activities (e.g., live-fire training, testing, disposal operations) required to maintain this force, and other actions (e.g.,…

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Healthy smiles, healthy kids!

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Kristy Hayes

Capt. Kristy Hayes One of the many unique benefits that Families have at Fort Irwin is the available resource of a Pediatric Dentist on post. Q: Who is eligible for treatment with the Pediatric Dentist? A: Dependent children, from birth to 8 years of age and currently residing at Fort Irwin, are eligible for treatment….

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