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Army Engineers: more than just construction

Posted December 5, 2014 by Spc. Gregory Summers

Soldiers from the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were tasked to provide stabilization and security by constructing security perimeters for operations during a training rotation here, Nov. 8.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Legal Assistance Office NTC and Fort Irwin

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Tiffany Root,

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Joseph Galli,

There are various laws that protect consumers during a debt collection process. One such law is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is a federal law that is designed to protect consumers and debtors by regulating debt collector conduct during debt collection efforts. Below are some things to keep in mind if you…

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Transferring 50 million pounds a month

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

The sound of a locomotive horn echoing across the rail yard is a common occurrence at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Yermo, Calif.

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Alert bicyclists, considerate drivers needed

Posted October 3, 2014 by NTC Safety

Photo from army.mil Helmets must be worn by all bicycle riders on Fort Irwin. In 2012, 726 cyclists were killed in accidents in the United States with California ranking second in the nation for the highest number of bicycle fatalities. A 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of bicycle accidents concluded that the highest…

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Treat underlying cause of insomnia to resolve sleep problems

Posted October 3, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton,

The focus of the Army Performance Triad is on Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition – key actions that influence health in the “Lifespace” of time that isn’t spent with a healthcare provider. Insomnia can be torturous. It is one of the most common sleep disorders reported among Soldiers with sleep problems. According to research, 54 percent…

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699th Maintenance Company inactivated

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The 699th Maintenance Company cased its colors during an inactivation ceremony here, Sept. 15.

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