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Avoiding, dealing with credit reporting problems

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jessaka Menzie

So you’ve done thorough research on the automobile you want to purchase. You’ve carefully reviewed the purchase contract (also had a Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Attorney review it) and now you’re ready to negotiate with the financing agent. The loan agent takes your application, steps away for a while only to return and say you’ll…

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2012 Thanksgiving Message

Posted November 21, 2012 by Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice Commanding General and Command Major Sergeant U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to home and family, reflecting on the past year and our good fortune. We also honor and appreciate military Families this month, and it seems only fitting to focus on what family means and the quality of time…

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What have we done for you lately?

Posted August 1, 2014 by M. Douglas Smith

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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What employers can do to break the gossip cycle

Posted May 3, 2013 by John Winkfield

While regulating gossip can be very difficult, there are some things that employers can do to minimize negative gossiping and rumor mongering in the workplace: Communicate regularly and consistently with employees. Regular communication minimizes the influence and need for gossip because everyone is “in-the-know.” A communication vacuum is a breeding ground for gossip. Discourage gossip…

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Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

Posted February 6, 2015 by Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African…

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SHARP Update

Posted September 6, 2012 by Public Affairs Office, NTC and Fort Irwin

The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability…

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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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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this military installation, since mid-2013. It will be 24…

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Planning your financial future

Posted December 6, 2012 by Capt. Nate Mealy

When planning your finances, it is helpful to think in terms of five buckets of money that you will use for different purposes. Into the first bucket – living expenses – you are going to pour only that portion of your income which will cover your day-to-day living expenses, such as food, rent, clothing, gas,…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted September 5, 2014 by Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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