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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted November 1, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted October 25, 2012 by Dale Domek

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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Workplace gossip can be harmful to individual, organization

Posted March 1, 2013 by John Winkfield

Part 1 of 3 As the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, I have witnessed a growing concern in the effects of gossiping. As the EEO Director, I see too much of this, much too often. Repeatedly, I have had the duty of explaining the avenue…

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Lead 7 Sends – July 5, 2012

Posted July 5, 2012 by By Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Practically every day since 9/11, particularly this time of year, men and women, strangers, stop Soldiers to thank them for their service. Memorial Day, Flag Day, The Army Birthday, Independence Day……the past month or so has provided our country with many opportunities to celebrate…

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National American Indian Heritage celebration informs community about local history, culture

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy Photo Joseph Jimenez and Curtis Martin, singers for the Black Mountain Birdsingers, sang during the National Training Center and Fort Irwin National American Indian Heritage Month celebration, here, Nov. 13. Five members of the Black Mountain Birdsingers sang and danced traditional songs of the Mohave tribe, which is part of the Colorado River Indian…

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Make it a safe Halloween for the kids

Posted October 25, 2012 by Safety Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Follow some basic guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween: Trick or Treaters Carry a flashlight. Walk, don’t run. Stay on Sidewalks. Obey traffic signals. Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. Shoes should fit…

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Breaking the gossip cycle in the workplace

Posted April 5, 2013 by John Winkfield

Let’s say you’re not a gossiper. You simply listen to your coworkers, so as not be rude. But here’s the thing that most people don’t realize – as a listener, you are a co-narrator to the gossip. In other words, the act of active listening actually supports and promotes gossiping. The more you listen, the…

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Lead 6 Sends – July 19, 2012

Posted July 19, 2012 by

It is fantastic to have you all back from Opportunity Leave. Well done on enjoying your time off in a responsible way. As you are getting back into the swing of things, you will notice a lot of new faces at work and in your community. Please bring them on board with dignity and respect….

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Spring is for the birds

Posted February 7, 2014 by Heidi Jo Erickson

Is mid-winter too early to start preparing for the upcoming bird nesting season?

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Posted October 25, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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