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Living within our means…

Posted April 12, 2012 by By Col. Kurt Pinkerton

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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‘Ready and Resilient’ Soldier Show rocks Fort Irwin

Posted July 5, 2013 by Joe Todd

Joe Todd Army Reserve Pfc. Janeen Phelps (left) of Las Vegas sings Aretha Franklin’s “Think” to get the attention of Pvt. Alberth Madrigal of Fort Drum, N.Y. The song “Treat Her Like a Lady,” by the Temptations, and Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” are also featured during the Soldier Show themed “Ready and Resilient.” Army Installation Management Command…

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted September 13, 2012 by By Kirk Frady

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2012) — The Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. The Army expanded its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma…

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If you own weapons, be familiar with your rights and responsibilities

Posted February 1, 2013 by Capt. Matt Wright

Privately owned weapons are a hot topic right now. If you own weapons, it is more important now, than ever, to be familiar with your rights and responsibilities. As a general rule, current federal law prohibits the Department of Defense from issuing any requirement, or collecting or recording information, relating to privately owned weapons that…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted June 14, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell

For 237 years this great Army of ours, made up of incredible individuals like yourselves, and your Families, has faithfully defended our shores and our way of living.  In this edition of “Lead 6 Sends,” I humbly ask that you join this great High Desert family of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in…

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Distracted driving: Law enforcement is cracking down

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy of NHTSA Do you ever send text messages or e-mails when you are driving? Focus on driving when behind the wheel; the statistics on distracted driving are proof of its dangers Many of us do it. Talk on a cell phone, change a CD in the stereo, scold our kids, eat, or even send…

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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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Don’t stay in the dark on your finances, your future

Posted March 1, 2013 by Sgt. Anthony Lancaster

Financial readiness resources readily available The Army has many resources to assist Soldiers and their Families with the hardships they face every day. Many of these resources are available through Army Community Service and can be very beneficial when properly utilized. These resources include: financial readiness training classes, debt liquidation assistance, Army Emergency Relief, Financial…

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NTC/Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

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When I spoke to all of the senior NCOs upon my arrival, among other things, I talked about my priorities. Among them is: taking care of the Soldiers, families, and civilian employees in our community. With opportunity leave just a week away, I’m using this, my first “Lead 7 Sends” to remind our Soldiers…

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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted November 1, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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