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Thrive while you’re here, feel proud after leaving

Posted July 3, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga,

If you’ve recently arrived to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin – welcome! And if you are departing to serve at another great duty station – feel proud of having contributed to the mission of maintaining and strengthening our nation’s security.

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Notarial services explained

Posted July 3, 2014 by Sgt. Anthony Lancaster

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document?

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Celebrating enduring achievements of Caribbean Americans

Posted June 6, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Chadd Breit

Photo by Kenneth Drylie, Public Affairs OfficeFounder and president of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr. Claire Nelson (doctorate in engineering management), speaks at the 2014 Fort Irwin Caribbean American Heritage celebration here, June 4. According to the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office, the institute is the leading Caribbean American advocacy organization. Under her leadership,…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted June 6, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Posted May 2, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Chadd E. Breit

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in May to recognize the history, diversity, contributions by those cultures to the United States. We pay tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islander people, who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. This month was chosen to…

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My friend has been assaulted, what do I do?

Posted May 2, 2014 by 1st Lt. Nicole Myers

If a friend has been assaulted, there are several things you can do to help. Ensure your friend is at a safe location away from the perpetrator. If not, take him or her to a safe place. If there is an immediate threat to the victim’s safety, contact military law enforcement or local police immediately….

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After foot amputation, Soldier’s mission is to remain infantry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Serina Viers, MEDDAC Spc. Kevin Nguyen performs an Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Irwin, March 12. Staff Sgt. Rafael Machuca (right) of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, administered the APFT. Sergeant 1st Class Robert Peredo, left, is Nguyen’s platoon sergeant. The right opportunity might not come around often, but when it…

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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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Your Profession

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Social media is a great tool for Soldiers to stay informed, meet new friends and to keep in-touch with family when abroad. When you use social media with those goals in mind, you’re implementing sound social media application and utilizing these sites as a communication tool rather than a method of self-destruction. It’s when these…

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