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Army requires providing of family, child support

Posted May 2, 2014 by Capt. Joseph D. Galli

Marriages sometime break down and the parties decide to separate. While this can be a difficult situation for all involved, it is important to understand the legal and administrative implications that arise when separating from your spouse. In addition to any applicable state law, Army regulation 608-99 outlines the obligations of Soldiers in connection with…

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Salutes & Awards

Creativity for a good cause earns boy bicycle

Posted May 2, 2014 by Serina Viers

Fort Irwin’s Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force recently held a post-wide coloring contest to raise awareness in the community, and more than 450 children entered the competition.

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Health & Safety

Performance Triad initiative to treat disease through prevention

Posted May 2, 2014 by Maj. Robyn Shelton

If you haven’t heard about the Performance Triad, you soon will. It is one of the Army Surgeon General’s top priorities in transforming Army medicine from a focus on treating disease to a prevention focused system of health. The Performance Triad is a shift toward a preventive medicine system that promotes a healthy lifestyle for…

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Events

Easter egg hunt euphoria

Posted May 2, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

How do you get 1,000 people to an event on Fort Irwin?

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Local

Autism Awareness

Posted May 2, 2014 by Evelyn Sandoval-Villalobos,

Fort Irwin community members came out to support Autism Awareness month during a walk here, April 2. April was Autism Awareness Month and the Exceptional Family Member Program held an awareness walk as an opportunity to educate the community about autism. Participants showed their support by wearing blue. What is Autism? According to www.autism-society..org, “Autism…

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Local

Providing employment to community, supplies to Army organizations

Posted May 2, 2014 by Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. recently completed construction of the newest AbilityOne Base Supply Center located at the corner of South Depot Road and Inner Loop on Fort Irwin. This is the seventh BSC operated by The Lighthouse for the Blind, based in Seattle, Wash.

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Local

School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.

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Salutes & Awards

NTC and Fort Irwin recognizes women’s character, courage, commitment

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a standing-room only ceremony, March 5.

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Commentary

Federal income taxes and the Affordable Care Act

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

Many tax payers have asked how the new health care law, called the Affordable Care Act, will affect them when filing income tax returns. While the new law should have no affect for most tax payers when filing 2013 taxes, the new law may affect 2014 income tax filings. The individual shared responsibility provision of…

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Military Assistance Corporation ends military allotments processing

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jessaka Menzie,

If you are currently using a military allotment to repay a loan, be aware that one of the largest allotment processors, Military Assistance Corporation, ended allotment processing on March 31. This is only for allotments used to pay commercial/consumer loans (e.g. loans for furniture or electronics). This will not affect MAC allotments for housing. If…

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