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Statistics show bullying increasing, but mitigating problem possible

Posted October 11, 2012 by Susan Alderman-Schaefer

Military servicemembers and civilian personnel attended the recent International Violence Abuse and Trauma Conference, where experts provided information and possible solutions to a wide range of problems afflicting our families. I had the opportunity to attend the conference and learn about the problem of bullying in greater detail. Statistics, descriptions, and mitigating techniques were discussed….

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Health & Safety

Breast Cancer Prevention: Are we what we eat?

Posted October 11, 2012 by Capt. Diane Ryan MS and RD

Research suggests that the typical American diet may be at least partly responsible for about 30 to 40 percent of all cancers. However, it is doubtful that diet alone is the “cause” or “cure” of cancer. There is no “magic bullet,” whether it is medicine, food, dietary supplements, or herbals, to prevent breast cancer. Although…

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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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Events

A Walk to Remember

Posted October 4, 2012 by Serina Viers

United States Army Medical Department Activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin cordially invites the entire Fort Irwin community to attend the second annual Remembrance Walk. This event honors those who have lost a child through pregnancy, childbirth, or infancy. The walk takes place at the Fort Irwin Middle School soccer field (Normandy…

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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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Annual Job Fair provides opportunities

Posted October 4, 2012 by Ken Drylie

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted a job fair Sept. 27, at Sandy Basin Community Center. Hundreds of job seekers from the installation and the surrounding communities took advantage of the fair to meet with almost 40 employers with openings. Cherie Morrison of Yermo came looking for a local position as a clerk….

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Fastest vehicle draw in the west

Posted October 4, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn

As Soldiers scrambled in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the Preposition Equipment yard at the National Training Center, they were unaware of the record they were about to break. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., hit the NTC with full force…

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